Digital Transformation and Agile Teams
Agility: the ability to adapt quickly to changes and use our knowledge from the past correctly on a topic that we do not have experience with.
With an agile team, agile leader, and agile organization, we can go beyond the boundaries of our perspectives. We can create team-based structures where different competencies come together in the focus of value. We can create a collaborative, performance-oriented, team-based governance structure within the framework of business goals.
Technology, digitalization, and globalization have brought radical changes to expectations, working patterns, and company cultures from the new generation workforce. Digitalization and globalization enable international integration resulting from the exchange of products, ideas, culture, and world views. It allows different cultures in different parts of the world to be open to interaction. With digitalization, not only the transfer of data to electronic media in the business world but also the effective use of digital platforms continues to increase.
Through these methods, companies can gain access to a wider audience, become more efficient, use resources in a flexible manner, customize business models according to their needs, and create improved tools in the organization. This way, management and better service is provided.
How to Build a Strong Agile Team
Tuckman’s “group development stages” describe how agile teams go through five basic stages.
You have no idea about the other people on the team at this stage. Project team individuals tend to act more individually at this stage. The leader should take an active role and organize an orientation to understand the scope of the work that the team will do and how to share tasks.
At this stage, it is normal to have misunderstandings and conflicts. Losing control can also have devastating consequences, reducing team motivation. But if the process is managed correctly, the steps taken to solve the problems will allow you to work together to finish the job.
At this stage, team members learn to work together. While there are rarely clashes, the team is prolific. Team members have accepted each other and act together to achieve team goals.
It is the stage where conflicts are minimized, trust is maintained between the team, and team members work with full productivity. The team can solve problems themselves.
At this stage, the project has been completed.