Collaboration Part 4: Autonomy

by Chance Smith

In this thread of collaboration, starting at Sounding Collaborative,

Everyone on your team needs autonomy: space to think without distraction and some need to recharge. But most important is the absolute ownership of our work.

Questions for framing our autonomy

  • How long should I work on this before getting feedback? (3Ws)
  • Would anyone else benefit from seeing this work? (bus-co and pairing)
  • Is this the first time I’ve done this, or has anyone on the team? (5on2)

The point is

We need to balance collaboration and work ownership. We don’t want our work questioned with every decision.

So, let’s decide on the big things together and give autonomy on how to get there.