- Submitted: Tue, 2016-06-28 18:27
- Updated: Tue, 2016-06-28 18:27
- Topic: People
- Type: 5 Minute Lightning Talk
Rituals are a universal feature of human social structures. From the celebration of national holidays to the way we proceed through our morning routines, ritual is a glue that reminds people that "I" am (or am not) a part of a certain "they". Micro-rituals are those little, every-day things people in groups do to reestablish connection and cement unwritten social rules. Beyond the ceremonies of agile, attention to and nurturing of the micro-rituals of a team can mean the difference between cohesion and chaos.
I'll share a couple of examples of micro-rituals of both great and aweful teams I've been a part of, how they came about and some tricks I've learned along the way to influence which ones stuck.