If we coached product development teams on personality and group dynamics rather than the agile process, would it drive better innovation?
Remember that developing your product faster is the easier way out. Startup innovation is a process
When you’re bringing on new people, that is the best time to lay a solid foundation for your growth so that your team can handle the inevitable ups and downs of growing a company. For instance, as the speed of development by single engineers slows down because the code needs to be stabilized, rewritten or adjusted for scalability, the pressure for continued innovation and validation in the marketplace rises. The stakes are higher, the investors are more demanding, but adding new employees to keep the speed up does not solve the problem. In fact, it can slow the team down dramatically. New hires with new skills should be calculated decisions that meet your high standards.
Are you ready to look at your own management style, how your team collaborates with and without you, and take the steps to build your collective IQ?