As you know, one of the 12 principles of agile is “Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” If team members don’t feel safe about speaking up, it could result in repercussions for the product, the customer and ultimately, the entire organization. As part of organizational leadership, you are responsible for ensuring that members of your team feel safe in the workplace. That responsibility extends to creating and maintaining an environment where everyone can voice their opinions in a professional manner, even if it means disagreeing with the boss and speaking up if they feel uncomfortable, offended, or even under attack.
How does this Resiliency Superpower work in a real-life situation? Read on.