Josh Nankivel

I have some ideas based on my experience of what has worked for me and my teams. I’ll write a blog post in the coming week to expand on this topic, it’s a good one. Here’s a first shot at codifying what I try to do with my teams (things I’m not perfect at and should be doing more! 😉

  • immediate feedback model (80-90% will be positive – ask, state observation, state impact)
  • every activity tied to purpose – customer value (coding to specs is boring; why are we doing this?)
  • empower self-organizing teams (visualize work and let team members coordinate)
  • give sincere props to the team and individuals internally and externally whenever possible (not yourself)
  • encourage learning whenever possible for skills individuals want to learn/improve (self-organizing teams can pick new challenges instead of the same-old)