Detlef ForbrichAirbus University

Limit Work-In Progress

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Raise alerts to the team, to the manager, that the team (or some people in the team) is taking too much work - with the risk for their health, their balance. In this case stop and reflect, re-prioritize, assign tasks differently

Goal

Check if there is danger of overloading the team so the work-in progress should be limited. 


Instructions

Assign the role of 'Safe-keeper' to one member of the team. It could be a rotating role, among volunteers or designed by an 'election without candidate' process. His / her role is to raise alerts to the team, to the manager, when there are some elements or just feelings that the team (or some people in the team) is Assign the role of 'Safe-keeper' to one member of the team. It could be a rotating role, among volunteers or designed by an 'election without candidate' process. His / her role is to raise alerts to the team, to the manager, when there are some elements or just feelings that the team (or some people in the team) is taking too much work - with the risk for their health, their balance. As for traffic, it is very often better to limit the speed in order to avoid traffic jams, lean the traffic and at the end deliver better, more, and in a safe way. It's the same process for teamwork. When alert is raised, it's the duty to the team to stop and reflect, re-prioritize, assign tasks differently, negotiate some commitments, etc.. 

Background

to be used in any context related to teams

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