Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions

Teams are effective when:

  • Impact: Team members think their work matters and creates change.
  • Meaning: Work is personally important to team members.
  • Structure & Clarity: Team members have clear roles, plans, and goals.
  • Dependability
    • External: The org can depend on your team to get things done.
    • Internal: Your team can depend on you to get things done on schedule (or ask for help if you need it).
  • Psychological Safety: Team members feel safe to take risks and be vulnerable in front of each other.

  • “Yes, and” is a technique used in improvisational comedy that might be applicable; don’t block people’s suggestions but work with and expand on them.
  • People feel effective when they make progress everyday, even if it’s through quick/small wins.
  • 96% of engineers surveyed preferred pair programming over soloing? :open_mouth:
  • Engagement acts as a shield against stress.
  • Replace judgement with curiosity.
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