Quality - Do you go two miles when you're only asked to go one?
This idea is different from the above rules in that it strikes at the heart of our everyday behaviour, not just when a crisis is looming. Jesus of Nazareth said:
"And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two."
While not everyone chooses to agree with everything He said, it's a valid point when it came to creating a positive team environment. If you're willing to help others above and beyond the call of duty, a whole ream of benefits flow:
- People begin to share responsibility for work that traditionally is claimed as "not my problem"
- Others will return the favour when you really need it
- The sense of work-place isolation disappears
- Productivity lifts as tasks can be achieved quicker
Figure: Going the extra mile This rule particularly applies when a person is blocked– as identified in their Daily Scrum.