Show appreciation with Kudo Cards

Kudo Cards are an easy way to say “thank you.” In our daily work, we do not spend much time thinking about the small things that make our life a little bit easier. For some people, it is not easy to thank other people. Some even think it is not “professional” to show emotions. I installed […]

Create trust with Personal Maps

Whenever I form new teams, or a new team member joins an existing team, I first start to draw my Personal Map and explain what I am doing. Starting with my name in the middle, I create some bubbles for my home, work, goals, family, hobbies, values, and even write my values. That helps participants […]

Happiness Door for fast feedback

The usage is straightforward. Just draw a scala, e.g. on the door or the wall. People can now mark with a cross or a sticky what corresponds to their mood. I use the Happiness Door to get fast feedback in my workshops. I hang it on the door to exit the room and ask participants to put a […]

How to increase motivation in development teams?

In order to make a statement about how motivation can be increased in teams, it is first of all important to know what kinds of motivation there are. Daniel Pink describes three forms of motivation in his book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”: To survive. Our activities are determined by eating, drinking, reproduction, and fear. Reward and punishment. Good work […]

Wie erhöhe ich die Motivation in Entwickler Teams?

Um eine Aussage darüber zu machen, wie die Motivation in Teams gesteigert werden kann, ist es zunächst wichtig zu wissen, welche Arten der Motivation es gibt. Daniel Pink beschreibt in seinem Buch „Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us“ drei Formen der Motivation: Überleben. Unsere Aktivitäten werden bestimmt durch Essen, Trinken, Fortpflanzung und Furcht. Belohnung und Bestrafung. Gute Arbeit wird belohnt, schlechte […]