The Fear Conversation

Neither of us have ever seen a fearful Agile (or Lean or DevOps) team that has also been successful. Fear is one of the biggest inhibitors of transformation. An organization may suffer from fear of error, of failure, of building the wrong product, of disappointing managers, of exposing poor leadership, of any number of other disasters. Whatever its particular subject, fear paralyzes the team, inhibiting creativity and cooperation. A compliant, fearful team fits well into a Taylorist factory, where no thinking is required; but to function outside the factory in a collaborative, high-performing culture, you need not only the ...

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