When only one person is responsible, everyone else is not responsible!
Agile preacher, I work with teams and try to facilitate a motivating, inspiring and fun environment to deliver quality software.
A statement I hear regularly about collective responsibility, is; “When everyone is responsible, no one is responsible”. These statements usually come from managers, who prefer to have a single person who takes the full responsibility so they can hold one person accountable.
The Gallop organization performed a meta-study of employee engagement and found that high employee engagement results in measurably better profitability, productivity, customer loyalty and quality.
So let’s look at what motivates people in their professional environment, as described by author Dan Pink:
Autonomy is the desire of people to be self-directed. Traditional ways ...