“Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.”
A slightly similar agile saying is this:
“If you are not having more fun, you are not doing it right.”
This is very true.
And very important.
So, why does the Scrooge CEO want us all, everyone, to be having fun?
Well, there are many reasons, but the most important reason is that only when we are having fun will we be the most inventive and creative.
And our work is not about mindless, brutish hard work, but about creativity, inventiveness and something simple that hits the target. One can argue which comes first: Joy or creativity? But, they are associated.
Even the managers get to have more fun in Agile, but that’s a topic for another post.