The Building Blocks of an Agile Culture
For the individual, autonomy is about having a voice in the decisions that impact one’s life and the freedom to choose a different course. For the team, autonomy is the right to self-organize and self-govern. Autonomy means leaving the decisions about how work is done to those who actually do the work.
to cause and one another
Internally, organizations need cohesion within and between all teams; one collective, united toward a common cause. External connection is engagement with a community through sincere dialogue and contribution, where bolstering your brand is a side effect, not a primary objective.
In our selves and our product
Excellence is about both personal mastery and the quality of the product we produce. To achieve excellence, teams and individuals must be adequately challenged and be able to see true progress toward a goal to which they aspire.
To solve complex problems, the diversity we need is diversity of thought. A small group of individuals with differing perspectives and specialties working together are capable of generating more creative options and alternatives that a homogeneous team. And creativity is key.