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What criteria do you use to evaluate your team members?
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In order to tailor our leadership style to each member of our team we have to evaluate them according to their maturity (psychological maturity and work maturity)

What criteria do you use to evaluate your team members?

Note:
PSYCHOLOGICAL MATURITY
- Willingness or motivation to do something
- Confidence in yourself or commitment
- Consider responsibility is important
- No need for encouragement to perform their tasks

WORK MATURITY
- Ability to do something
- Knowledge and technical ability
- Experience required to perform certain tasks
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Luis -

I'd suggest we need to add something about alignment with the team's values and one's level of (demonstrated) integrity to the list above.

I also prefer to build teams which are self-managing such that social pressure encourages good behavior rather than someone in authority having to regularly evaluate and take corrective actions.

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 29, 2019 8:33 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Do you also leave it up to the people in your teams to develop their personal development?

How do you give them feedback?
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Oct 29, 2019 8:09 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Luis -

I'd suggest we need to add something about alignment with the team's values and one's level of (demonstrated) integrity to the list above.

I also prefer to build teams which are self-managing such that social pressure encourages good behavior rather than someone in authority having to regularly evaluate and take corrective actions.

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Do you also leave it up to the people in your teams to develop their personal development?

How do you give them feedback?
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Oct 29, 2019 9:38 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Team members are always primarily responsible for their personal development, but project and people managers play a critical role in this by coaching and by providing constructive feedback.
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Oct 29, 2019 8:33 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Do you also leave it up to the people in your teams to develop their personal development?

How do you give them feedback?
Team members are always primarily responsible for their personal development, but project and people managers play a critical role in this by coaching and by providing constructive feedback.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 29, 2019 10:47 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinions
What happens to you as a project manager when a team member reveals:
1. Have high working maturity but for this or that reason reveals low psychological maturity?
2. Have low working maturity but high psychological maturity?

Both affecting team performance
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Oct 29, 2019 9:38 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Team members are always primarily responsible for their personal development, but project and people managers play a critical role in this by coaching and by providing constructive feedback.
Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinions
What happens to you as a project manager when a team member reveals:
1. Have high working maturity but for this or that reason reveals low psychological maturity?
2. Have low working maturity but high psychological maturity?

Both affecting team performance
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Luis -

In both cases, assuming other team members are not supporting or encouraging the individual to mature, then the PM should meet 1:1 with the team member to provide useful feedback. If there is little change in behavior and it is impacting the project or team harmony, the PM should address the matter based on the power structure and standards of the company (e.g. engage the team member's functional manager, involve HR).

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 2:34 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
I always read carefully the comments you make
Thanks for sharing your opinion

In what type of organization do you see the project manager? (functional, matrix or projected)

What is the approach to project development? (Predictive, adaptive or hybrid)

Whatever the type of organization or project development approach, how could a project manager do more for his team members?
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Oct 29, 2019 4:01 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Luis -

In both cases, assuming other team members are not supporting or encouraging the individual to mature, then the PM should meet 1:1 with the team member to provide useful feedback. If there is little change in behavior and it is impacting the project or team harmony, the PM should address the matter based on the power structure and standards of the company (e.g. engage the team member's functional manager, involve HR).

Kiron
Dear Kiron
I always read carefully the comments you make
Thanks for sharing your opinion

In what type of organization do you see the project manager? (functional, matrix or projected)

What is the approach to project development? (Predictive, adaptive or hybrid)

Whatever the type of organization or project development approach, how could a project manager do more for his team members?
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Oct 30, 2019 7:59 AM
Kiron Bondale
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The nature of the organization will affect how much or how little the PM can get involved in working through any identified team member performance concerns. The project lifecycle will also affect this - if there is an agile lead (e.g. Scrum Master) working directly with the team, then that role might play a greater role in encouraging the team to self-manage/correct.

Overall, the PM should embrace the essence of servant leadership - their role is to serve the team's best interests and if that means taking direct steps to address a situation which is hurting the team that has not been resolved, so be it.

Kiron
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Oct 30, 2019 2:34 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
I always read carefully the comments you make
Thanks for sharing your opinion

In what type of organization do you see the project manager? (functional, matrix or projected)

What is the approach to project development? (Predictive, adaptive or hybrid)

Whatever the type of organization or project development approach, how could a project manager do more for his team members?
The nature of the organization will affect how much or how little the PM can get involved in working through any identified team member performance concerns. The project lifecycle will also affect this - if there is an agile lead (e.g. Scrum Master) working directly with the team, then that role might play a greater role in encouraging the team to self-manage/correct.

Overall, the PM should embrace the essence of servant leadership - their role is to serve the team's best interests and if that means taking direct steps to address a situation which is hurting the team that has not been resolved, so be it.

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 8:20 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear kiron
Thanks again for sharing your opinion

Can this role you describe for the Project Manager be confused with the role of the Scrum Master?
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Oct 30, 2019 7:59 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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The nature of the organization will affect how much or how little the PM can get involved in working through any identified team member performance concerns. The project lifecycle will also affect this - if there is an agile lead (e.g. Scrum Master) working directly with the team, then that role might play a greater role in encouraging the team to self-manage/correct.

Overall, the PM should embrace the essence of servant leadership - their role is to serve the team's best interests and if that means taking direct steps to address a situation which is hurting the team that has not been resolved, so be it.

Kiron
Dear kiron
Thanks again for sharing your opinion

Can this role you describe for the Project Manager be confused with the role of the Scrum Master?

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