An agile squad for any business is a type of architecture that promotes efficient working and swift decision making. As a business, taking on an agile approach to project management and your business processes can have a positive impact on your company as a whole.
The most important things you need to ensure a working agile approach to your business is great communication in your team as well as trust from the organisation. For those trying to make major changes and improvements to the running of a business, it is important to build a level of trust where these decisions can be made unencumbered for the good of the business.
The question of gaining trust between your business and the development team who want to make it better is a tough one. There will always be team leaders who are resistant to change, but when your company’s success is at stake it so important to consider how to build this trust properly.
Today we are going to look at a few different ways to build trust in your business so that your agile team can make a positive difference.
Be open and honest
It is so important in a business setting to encourage transparency at all times. You want to ensure that the people who work with you are all on the same page and that you have a common goal in every situation. Part of this will be talking about the business issues in an open and honest way and encouraging people to work together to come up with a solution. The more trust you put into your team and your workers; the better your business will run. Don’t simplify or leave out details if these will impact the decisions made by team members.
If you are in an agile squad and you want to make the business trust in your abilities, you have to meet expectations and deliver when you say you will. When given a task it is a chance to prove yourself as useful and show the rest of the business the benefits to having you onboard.
This is such a crucial step in trust because if people know they can depend on you to deliver what your promise they will be more likely to come to you with questions and queries.
As a team working to help other parts of the business, those other department leaders are essentially your clients. How you interact with them and the quality of work you give to them will mould their perception so let’s make sure to make it a good one. Ensure that you act professionally and use your skills effectively to provide the highest level of service. This will make a huge difference to how you are perceived and trust will come with results.
Use some of these different methods to help you build trust between the development side of the business and your organisation as a whole this year.