Grilling next week’s chicken (or how to get people to work outside their specialty)

There’s a story I often tell about the relationship between specialties and efficiency on a team that often helps unlock thinking on this for people. The moral of that story is to beware of grilling next week’s chicken.

In this episode, Richard and Peter take on the question: “My team members only want to work on their specialties. What can I do to get them to pull from the top of the backlog?”

Richard answers with a vivid story about food prep, common sense, and “grilling next week’s chicken.”

For more on the thinking behind the chicken story, check out our mini-course on the Theory of Constraints.

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