The biggest enemy of a team is stagnation. Lack of change or progress in a way a team works is a sure symptom of larger problems, but it is also an indication that the team does not feel secure enough to take risks, fail, learn and eventually progress in their abilities.
In this episode we talk about what might be the reasons for teams to seek security in the lack of change and progress.
Featured Book for the Week: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The loyal Scrum Master Toolbox podcast listener will have seen this book be mentioned often. The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni is a seminal work on the team dynamics that can cause a team to fail or thrive, and therefore it is mandatory reading for all Scrum Masters out there. For Max this is the book we must read to understand Trust and how to start our work on that key ingredient for successful teams.
About Maximilian Fritzsche
Maximilian worked as a Scrum Master for several years and believes that the way to look at the role is to always have in mind the following quote: “Keep moving forward” – his favorite quote, and what he tries to do every day. “One step at a time!”
You can link with Maximilian Fritzsche on LinkedIn.
One thought on “Maximilian Fritzsche on why teams stop improving, and resist change”
Hi Max, Vasco,
Love the hero anti-pattern that you mention in this podcast!
You mention putting some tools for working through this in your show notes, yet I can’t see them. Am I looking in the right place? If so, when are these coming?
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