Last week a attendee of a CSM training was upset that I said that I do not like part time team members in my teams.
She said this is ridiculous. Scrum would be so extremely hard on rules. All the benefits that people got during the last years: part time, working from home, going into the office when you want does not get valued by Scrum.
My answer was: “That is not what I said — I said: I do not like the idea of part time people in my teams. I tried to explain for two days that Scrum-Teams can do what ever they want, as long as they are getting more productive!”
People still believe that being flexible and not committed to the team, means: “I am more important than the team success”, is a useful work ethos.
Is is not! A football team goes together on the field! A surgery team works together, a delta force team works together.
A team based framework (Scrum, Scrum Alliance Websites) has as prerequisite: A Team!
A bunch of individuals who go to work — is not a team, they are only a bunch of workers!