Oct 15, 2021
This week, Dan Neumann is joined
by Justin Thatil and Mariano Oliveti, both AgileThought colleagues. They are
addressing today a very important topic, which is how to
successfully address individual behaviors that might threaten your
In this episode, they dive deep
into three efficiency killers: procrastination, avoidance, and
delay, while providing strategies and ways to treat these
individual behaviors to effectively achieve teams’ goals and
- When individual behaviors impact team
- You can’t solve individual behaviors from a
- Disruptive individual behaviors can be
procrastination, avoidance, and delay.
- Build to perfection can contribute to delays in
- How do you spot efficiency killers?
- A procrastinator might be someone who is very
busy but not with meaningful tasks that will help to achieve the
- Does someone have difficulties sticking to a
- The daily Scrum is a useful tool to spot
- Make sure there is safety within the team to
call on someone who is struggling.
- Which are the strategies to treat efficiency
- Identify the root cause.
- If your to-do list is too long, you can split
it into the specific goals you want to accomplish in a
- Prioritization is key! Ask yourself: Is this
something I need to do right away? Can it be automated?
- Do the hardest thing first.
- What happens when it is not clear what needs to
be done or what the outcome is?
- Not starting to work until you have an exact
idea of what needs to get done could be a trigger for
- There are intermediate steps too; you do not
have to look at the entire journey at once.
- How to seek continuous improvement?
- True conversations have to take place,
especially when there is a failure in delivery.
- Inspect the process of the work on a continuous
- Who can solve the problems that are being
encountered? Assign responsibilities.
- Tackle the problems first.
- The whole team has to work
Mentioned in this Episode:
Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to
Achieving True Success, by Rory Vaden
Learn more about Life Coaching
vs Agile Coaching:
“Coaching and Agile Coaching: Same
Same or Different?”
“Agile Coaching vs. Professional
“Are Agile Coaches Really
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