When you get a chance to geek out on the metrics behind happy dev teams, you take it.
one of Companies shaping the modern workforce, well… work, Atlassian is one of the leading thinkers in the space thanks to an amazing research and data team.
Case in point: Atlassian State of Teams report.
In this week’s episode, Modern Work campaigner Mark Krath takes us through the most interesting, insightful, and counter-intuitive findings from his deep dive into what separates healthy teams from unhealthy ones.
Whether hybrid or in-office is best for modern teams, what work principles are most important in a remote world, this conversation about State of Teams reports is eye-opening for anyone whose success depends on work other.
Episode highlights include:
- (4:38) What is the State of Teams report?
- (7:55) Why where you work doesn’t affect team health
- (10:48) Areas where teams struggle the most
- (16:24) The biggest findings for leaders from the report
- (23:39) Creating a Human-Centered Team Environment
- (36:00) Sneak peek at Mark’s interactive presentation
- (44:11) How (and why) should teams celebrate achievements more often
Atlassian’s study shows where you work has no impact on team health:
scar: So I’m going to sell it here to your listeners, and I can make some enemies and then it always happens. It doesn’t matter where you work. You can be in the office. You can be a hybrid. You can be remote. Things like team health, don’t matter. Now, that’s a little fiddly. And the only reason I say is that we’ve found that there is a limit, and the healthy team is somewhere like 15 to 20%, where the number of healthy teams is, 18 and 20% you know, those numbers are remote and with hybrid. 15% of office workers are healthy. So the data indicates that you’re a little better off if you know, really hybrid or remote, but that doesn’t really play that much in the grand scheme. And I think the big thing I wanted to bring out with this is that it’s the sexiest thing today. Everyone is talking about this. It’s all in the headlines. But the problem is that we’re honestly fixated on the wrong thing. We are firm on this problem because I think we can all relate to it. But the real underlying issues are concerned with those modern work problems. It has to do with things like, guess what? Teams are really struggling with engagement, teams are battling with how they engage and connect with each other. These are the things that really lead to these unhealthy teams. And, you know, that eventually causes things like turnover, eventually causes things, you know, you hear that word out there, which I’m not a big fan of, but that word of quiet leave, the original There is a lack of connection. Those things are the result of that.
Stop thinking of change as a big change:
Conor: I really like the idea that we are going to evaluate how the teams are doing. Obviously, I think a lot of people are starting to do this, but also especially for modern work and looking as such, how can we get marginal gains across the board for these teams? ? Because to reference what you said about inches, right? Like there are few places you can make a difference right now that goes far enough to resonate throughout the organization.
scar: You really don’t have to top up the apple cart to make things better. You know, you don’t have to go out there like we’re about to go through a big transformation or we’re going to have to. Shoot, even some of our data has indicated that changes, however successful, actually lead to things like turnover and just a feeling of burnout. You know, those things are, yes, they’re impressive. But the point is that we can reach that destination in a more progressive way.