Teamwork – Conflict doesn’t have to Mean Confrontation

Ian and Adrian at Agile Yorkshire

Great products are built by teams not individuals and creating teams that work together really well takes a lot of work and effort from everyone involved. At the very root of everyone are their values and beliefs and teams often start to perform well when they coalesce around some values all the members share. That doesn’t mean disagreement or even conflict doesn’t creep in, it may often to necessary to reach the right solutions but with appropriate behaviour it doesn’t have to come with confrontation or conflict.

Adrian Frost and Ian Franklin are experts in this space and lead a discussion on the subject at Agile Yorkshire that triggered some great dialogue and learning for the group.

Author: Royd Brayshay

I work with software development teams needing greater business effectiveness. I give lean and agile leadership advice plus coaching and training in Scrum, Kanban and XP practices. Dramatic improvements in productivity and predictability can be found in most teams. I also write code, design products and perform technical leadership.