I recently completed an eight week program for team leads on 'Leadership" at Construction Specialities, Hyderabad thanks to the training focus given by Ratna and Greg and others. The team was small but enthusiastic and I enjoyed my time with them. Though it's been a month since, I was thrilled to see this mail from Harish Mushyam. He was diligent, practiced the concepts and showed a fabulous learning mindset.
Here it is -- Harish practicing the concepts of "growing through appreciation" and "growing through coaching". Fantastic work Harish!
“Just want to share my experience with you, as id discussed with you earlier I already started implementing a process for appreciating QA team members by measuring their work in terms of raised defects. I have shared my thought with team and Greg, Ratna about my idea in recognizing them for their work every month by giving some gifts to them. I have created a Defect tracker and put it in shared location and every month I will take the count of each employee and quantify their defects/observations and who ever scored good count or valuable defects will be gifted.
Everyone in the team and manager appreciated my thought and they are very happy.
Recently I did Performance evaluation for one of team member and whatever positive/negative feedback provided by me was approved by Greg and team member also happy. (When I was evaluating him I remembered your session where you said - just think about the opposite person by standing in their shoes that really helps me to judge him).
Meanwhile I am working on some other areas to improve more quality of testing, I will be keep posting.”
“So many ideas are running in my mind to implement the process for providing my best, i want to share with you and want to know your input as well.
One small happiness i want to share with you, yesterday one of the developers asked me “Harish, being a team leader why are you working along with your team member i have seen most of leads or manager won’t to do work closely with team because their work is distributing the work within team and reporting them to management.”
I replied to her that I am doing my duty. I never feel that I am a lead. In my past experience and current experience I know managers digging into code and working on code and when i asked them they said we have to see all angles. So I have taken them as role model. She also very much impressed with my words and asked me for some tips for her work area. Her name is Vasavi - Salesforce developer, her little discussion makes me happy because she likes my way and at the same time I got to share my learnings to someone to grow their life.
Thanks very much all your lessons and teachings.