93 Team Self-Organization
Engaged Teams Outperform Manipulated Teams
During Sprint execution, team members develop an intrinsic interest in shared goals and learn to manage each other to achieve them. The natural human tendency to be accountable to a peer group contradicts years of habit for workers. Allowing a team to become self-propelled, rather than manipulated through extrinsic punishments and rewards, contradicts years of habit for managers.10 The Scrum Master’s observation and persuasion skills increase the probability of success, despite the initial discomfort.
Challenges and Opportunities
Self-organizing teams can radically outperform larger, traditionally managed teams. Family-sized groups naturally self-organize when the