IDG Contributor Network: Tip No. 5: Show appreciation and have fun!

A key success factor in agile data management is self-managing teams. As a leader of self-managing teams, you need to develop a unique set of skills, moving from command-and-control to communication and enablement. 

This is the fifth installment of my series entitled “Five Tips for Leading Agile Data Management Development Teams.” Here I discuss Tip No. 5: Show appreciation and have fun!

Who says you can’t work hard and still have fun? Ideally, the fun activities are ones that encourage team collaboration and exceptional performance.

High-performing teams need to balance working hard and having a little fun. Be supportive of that fun—make sure it happens. To paraphrase, all work and no play makes for a very dull working life.

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