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Small Batch-Size Activities Increase Trust

Small batch-size activities increase the interactions, increasing their behavior prediction. Once they can foretell how they'll act, they trust each other.
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Zettelkasten, October 20, 2022.

Hypotheses

  • You trust someone when you think you can predict their behavior under challenging conditions.

  • According to social expectance theory, you work effectively with your peers when you can predict their behaviors, even if they don't share the same attitudes and values.

  • If your team does small-batch-size activities, members are exposed to more learning cycles, increasing their behavior prediction.

Conclusion

Small batch-size activities increase the interactions, increasing their behavior prediction. Once they can foretell how they'll act, they trust each other.

References

The Principles of Product Development Flow. D23: The Trust Principle
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