Sometimes simple practices can be used to increase the efficiency of developers in software development projects. Fear of intervention of subordinates is one of the main impediment for efficiency and this is what Willem van den Ende discusses in this article.
Willem van den Ende introduces the diagrams of effects as a tool to analyse interpersonal relations with a systemic approach. The article is based on a case study that allows to understand the concepts explained in your daily life as a project manager. His conclusion is that the usage the diagram of effects for some of the observations people relationships enables us to find intervention points to break the vicious circle where people might find themselves.