The more a team interacts, the higher chance a team has of:
- Becoming stronger as a unit as time passes since a positive social fabric can form where people will come in early, stay late, and devote more of their energy to solving problems.
- Generate creations previously unimagined
- Fostering the learning and growth of its individual members
- Experiencing team synergy (1+1=3). Synergy can provide a big boost to the bottom line of most software development companies. When a team has synergy, it achieves more than each of its individual team members would if they each worked alone.
Valuing individuals and their interactions more than we value processes and tools, but we still find value in processes and tools.
Physical ScrumBoards positively influence the behavior and attitude of team members, managers and stakeholders.
Scrum software products don’t a collaborative environment and take the interactions out of Scrum. Instead of building on other members’ ideas and growing stronger as a unit, the only collaborative interactions involve a team member and his or her monitor. This results in teams lose confidence in the methodology and reverting back to their old, less-productive ways.
Teams that fully embrace interactions have a much higher chance of clicking, buzzing and blazing away with new ideas that can produce better software faster. The synergy produced makes these teams seem like they can read each other’s minds as they interact, innovate and cultivate a positive social fabric.
Empowering your staff to work together as a team rather then everyone reporting to one individual can do wonders. Allowing people to work together as a team will often produce better projects faster.