Motivating your Agile Team with an Open Source Mentality
Do you have a team that has lost their stride and lost interest in their work? Do you understand what really drives teams to perform their best? As a manager what can you do to create an environment where employees feel engaged and enjoy coming to work?
This session will:
- Help you understand what research has taught us about motivation and learn how that may contradict what you currently expect.
- Provide case studies on how the open-source community has motivated people to build and enhance platforms like Drupal.
- Help you understand the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and help you understand why one is better than the other.
- Teach you techniques to increase morale, productivity and your final product.
This session is appropriate for all executives, project managers, scrum masters and anyone who is leading a team. You'll walk away with concrete activities and exercises that you can put to use right away.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Background on motivation and what research has shown us works
- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
- Motivation 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
- Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic
- Examples of different types of motivation and where and how research has shown them to be effective
- Examples of how the open source community has benefited from intrinsic motivation
- Evolution of Leadership Style Explained
- Management 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
- Servant leadership
- Case Studies
- Sample activities
- Group Activity
Participants will understand
- Different types of motiviation and when each type has been shown to be most effective
- Leadership styles and how they relate to team motivation
- Activities that can be used right away with their teams to increase motivation and job satisfaction