Chapter 14Creating Teams That Thrive

Many of us, when managing something, feel the need to provide a lot of direction. But in this book, I ask you to ensure that your teams know what to do and to let them figure out how. How could this possibly work?

In his book Drive [Pin09], Daniel Pink speaks of Purpose, Autonomy, and Mastery as drivers of both employee satisfaction and improved productivity. These ideas resonate with me, and make a lot of sense in the context of the Natural Way. Let’s explore.

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Purpose comes from the business.

A dedicated business-side person is needed to guide your development team by identifying what’s to be done and what’s ...

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