This article discuss the role of motivation and emotion in maximizing team performance and present an actionable and accessible approach for shaping both motivation and emotion – in self, in others, and in teams.
Historically, the function of the human resources department has been twofold: to police the organization for compliance and to help cultivate a vibrant culture in which employees can flourish by recruiting and retaining the best talent.
How do you build your cross-functional teams? One CSP creates his in an agile manner, inspecting and adapting as the project evolves. He says that this allows team members to learn new skills and ensures that the right skills are brought on to the team when needed.
No one person can know everything and needs to rely on the talents of others to be successful in a role, on a project, or in the marketplace. With the increasing pace of change, trusting each other - and unleashing talent - is critical.
Nearly every aspect of human life could be improved by better listening -- from family matters to corporate business affairs to international relations. Most of us are terrible listeners. We're such poor listeners, in fact, that we don't know how much we're missing. The following are eight common barriers to good listening, with suggestions for overcoming each.
We created this set of questions to help corporate managers select Agile-experienced consultants and candidate employees for project work. Assembling a team of qualified Agile people is one thing, but the fact that some Agile practices and principles mean different things to different people makes it even harder to succeed in staffing your initiatives.
Increasing the effectiveness of workers in a software development organization can often be done by introducing some surprisingly simple practices. However, manager-subordinate relations and a history of less than pleasant management interventions can make workers to afraid of interventions to improve their effectiveness. Using an allegorical story based on various experiences and Diagrams of Effects, this article investigates actions that can be undertaken to empower someone in a subordinate position to improve his or her effectiveness.
The aim of the Pomodoro Technique is to provide a simple tool/process for improving productivity (your own and that of your team) which is able to do the following: * Alleviate anxiety linked to becoming * Enhance focus and concentration by cutting down on interruptions * Increase awareness of your decisions * Boost motivation and keep it constant * Bolster the determination to achieve your goals * Refine the estimation process, both in qualitative and quantitative terms * Improve your work or study process * Strengthen your determination to keep on applying yourself in the face of complex situations
If one wants to improve software quality, one ought to analyse not only the quality of the software products but also the production process itself. The work situation of software developers has been analysed in an empirical and interdisciplinary study; its major results are reported here.