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Sep 04

Top 3 Team Genius Tips for getting the most out of Daily Standups

By Georg Fasching | Team Genius Tips

“The more the team offers and asks for help, the closer they will come together, and the better they will start working together. And the lower the risk for not achieving any goal for any planning iteration.”

Team Genius Tip 1: Work from Right to Left

Spend 15 minutes a day focusing on finishing items rather than getting distracted with starting new ones.

Team Genius Tip 2: Review Challenges

Be boldly honest about the changes, challenges and risks to pursuing your team goal, which in turn helps your team gel.

Team Genius Tip 3: Offer and Ask for Help

The more you ask for help, the more likely you will have a team that will succeed together.

This is going to be a frequent feature on this website and YouTube Channel for busy team development. Have any suggestions for future fast topics? Share in the comments below or sign up for my Team Dynamics Course. See you next time!

Feb 08

Team size dynamics – where is the science on this?

By Georg Fasching | blogpost

The magical maximum team size was heralded at 7±2. Some now say it is 5±2. The military has it as 4.

Regardless of the actual figure what is the science behind it?

Many managers and leaders fall into the common productivity trap that more people mean more progress. But bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to the organisation of teams at work, in fact it’s quite the contrary.

Individuals who form a part of a smaller team have been scientifically proven to be more personally productive than those on larger teams. While each additional person increases the total productivity of the team as a whole, research has shown that they do so at a decreasing rate; the 5th member to join a team for example, makes a bigger impact on its productivity than the fifteenth. Let’s look at some theories as to why this happens.Continue reading