With less than one-third of the workplace describing themselves as “engaged in their work”, the importance of the role of the manager for engaged, effective teams is critically important. However, Gallup tells us that only one in 10 managers currently have the skills and talents of “effective managers”. Where do we find them? Most companies, and most managers, still believe that the best way to create managers of Agile teams is to promote the most productive members of their technical staff to management roles. Is this the right approach?
But, if we’re building self-organizing Agile teams, what’s a manager even DO in an Agile organization? In this talk, I’ll present the evolving role of the Agile manager, a development path to evaluate and design your personal growth, and activities you can take back to work tomorrow to support employees and teams in ways that are closely aligned with Agile values and principles.