How to develop habits in an Agile environment to perform better with less energy
Blame in the retro? Threats when work is not finished? Complaints rather than acting? You might have developed some bad habits here.
Are stand-ups taking forever? Are team members not updating the story board? Are retrospective actions not followed up upon? You might want to develop some good habits here.
Habits are regularly repeated routines, most often done subconsciously. Developing (the right) habits is crucial for individuals and teams to minimize the energy needed to perform at a high level. By developing a habit, more effort can be spent on the actual work rather than on the support functions.
Developing habits is not about working harder, but smarter. Habits enable you to:
get rid of bad behavior and establish good behavior
save time during meetings
boost reliability and, ultimately, trust
Research and new findings within the last years have shown enormous potential for habit development having a huge impact on personal and business behavior. Applying this to Agile seems very promising.