02.28.19 | Chris Daily |
What’s one common experience that every individual has had at one point in their career or another? I’ll give you one guess. You nailed it:
A bad boss.
A common workplace nuisance.
Over the years, the term “boss” has really taken on a negative connotation. In my mind, the term was so bad, that I would tell my teammates that the term meant the same as jerk or idiot.
My opinions about the term were a result of observations of my environment. Most of the managers and leaders that I knew were given the opportunity to be a manager or a leader based on one criterion:
“Being the best developer, tester, product manager, etc.”
What often followed was an announcement and a congratulatory email. The requirements and the associated knowledge that was required to be a manager was typically covered On the Job (OJT).
We all know how well that works, right?
The team as the boss.
So how did we get to Management 3.0? Good question.
A brief history of how we’ve gotten things done:
Management 1.0 is doing the wrong thing by viewing people as cogs in a machine.
Management 2.0 is doing the right thing, with the best intentions, in the wrong way with old-fashioned top-down hierarchical initiatives.
Management 3.0, developed by Jurgen Appelo, is doing the right thing for your team, involving everyone in improving the system and fostering employee engagement.
What’s more, I’ve noticed a lack of concerted effort to train managers. OJT isn’t working. A different approach is needed.
I first heard Jurgen speak about Management 3.0 in London in 2011 at a Scrum gathering. I have been a believer ever since. Consistent with Agile values, Management 3.0 has foundations built on the need for more collaboration across our organizations.
Comprised of a variety of topics and tools, Management 3.0 can become the go-to toolbox of great managers and leaders.
Whether you’re a leader, or you work for a boss, take a look at Management 3.0. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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