scrum – agile = problems

Scrum seems to be the most popular agile framework – when you hear agile, you most probably will hear sprint, retrospective etc. Scrum is a framework.. Agile is a set of values. Scrum didn’t mention any values explicitly, but has them implicitly – some of it’s foundations can’t be used without those values.

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re: Remarkable employees

Recently LinkedIn linked (what a coinsidence 🙂 ) to article by Inc.com called 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees. The list was like this:

1. They ignore job descriptions.
2. They’re eccentric.
3. But they know when to dial it back.
4. They publicly praise.
5. And they privately complain.
6. They speak when others won’t.
7. They like to prove others wrong.
8. They’re always fiddling.

What the article doesn’t say is that many organisation are not ready for these kind people. Ignoring job descriptions and private complaining leads to conflicts. Speaking out could result in disappointment in “always satisfied” / “we can’t influence that” colleagues.

Proving others wrong and fiddling around can also lead to unwanted escalations and conflicts. One’s points can be ignored, or one can get a ‘lucky’ chance to solve a big problem on his own without much support. Ones effort left unsupported leads to dissapointment too.

All this creates radical difference in situational awareness and toxic working environment. Don’t you find that too? Should you be remarkable and not giving up – keeping searching and not settling? Or should one ‘grow up’ and mind his own bussiness?