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

Learning Outcome

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

Target Audience

Servant leaders

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