Experiment #2: What are the motivators of your team?

Experiment #2: What are the motivators of your team?

Ask each team member to rank their motivators into one of five levels or "swim lanes" from bottom level (score = 0) to top level (score = 4)

Add the total number of points for each motivator for the team as a whole.

Use this data to build a radar chart. Discuss the outcome: was the chart what you expected?

Publish the chart in the team workplace, in a visible place.

Optionally, you can also publish the moving motivators made by each single team member.

Expected Benefits

  1. Share what drives every member of the team
  2. Visualize how these motivators sum up to create "the motivators" for the whole team
  3. Spot new coaching opportunities

Some examples

(large credits to Rich Atherton)

Variants

Sebastian Radics

http://www.ontheagilepath.net/2013/02/playing-jurgen-appelos-moving-motivators-with-scrum-teams-team-development.html

  1. Explain the game and the ten motivators to the team. Answer questions and ensure a good clarification in the beginning.
  2. Play Part I – ordering the ten motivators by their importance
  3. Team sync activity – every team member explains to all others his/her ordering of the ten motivators.
  4. Play Part II – ranking each motivator in a scale from 0 to 8 (0 – completely not motivated to 8 – Very high motivation) to express his/her current level of motivation
  5. Team sync activity – every team member explains to all others his/her ranking of each motivator.
  6. Let the team discuss about their observations and experience with the game.
  7. Explain the team, that you’ll summarize the teams output and send it to everyone (like this one https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AQVsiof0WWy0lATvKSfjMWnwskFctxhdZOG8dqEEzJw/edit#gid=1)

Dave Brands

http://agilethings.nl/what-thrives-a-team-and-each-individual-member/

Hold a retrospective, where the moving motivators is the core part.