In various software development circles I hear the phrase “You can’t do Agile, you have to be Agile”. This makes sense to me so never thought much about it. However, when asked about Gangplank and describing it we choose say collaborative workspace over coworking, but it’s hard to get people to understand that difference.
It wasn’t until I read Johanna Rotham’s “Six Behaviors to Consider for an Agile Team” that it really hit home. It made sense. “You can’t do collaboration, you have to be a collaborator”. In a nutshell, we didn’t create Gangplank because it’s what we do, we created Gangplank because it’s who we are. This might sound like a trivial subtlety, but I think it’s really what makes Gangplank work.