I recently joined a new company as a scrum master. I have six years of experience as a web developer and the last two years as a lead developer.
I did have some experience and I am quite good as a scrum master, receiving good feedback from the teams and managers.
My question is about my new job: in my new experience, there are three developers and two of them are not fans of the scrum methodology. They do not want to participate in some team-building activities and, for scrum ceremonies, they are not motivated at all. They even think that scrum and scrum masters are useless. Conversations were not easy with the previous scrum master (who left this company partly because of the team behavior).
My strategy is to keep proposing team building (they need it for sure), keep trying, but not force them. But being a nervous person, I think I will lose my nerves. Do you think I should involve the managers since the problem is being opposed to the methodology that the company chose (scrum and agile) and against the company's values? Should the directors and managers intervene?
I proposed some slides to present during the sprint review. In these slides, I proposed to show our work we did during the sprint, so for each developer I proposed a slide where we basically see his/her tasks DONE during the sprint, I just finished the meeting to propose them this new format (before, they had one page slide with the full tasks of the sprint, and randomly developers start to speak..) So my idea is basically to be just a bit more organised, and split by speakers... I get a BIG rejection, this is the argument : NO, this format shows that developer X did more than developer Y and stakeholders will prefer developer X.. My answer: Anyway stakeholders will know what each of you did because even if you'll not have your own page, you will speak from one big list and everyone will know what you did.. I got this point but this is the REAL conflict: they still say no even when you give good arguments.
EDIT I just wanted to edit my post and close it, maybe it can be helpful. So what basically happened was that I decided to keep serving my team as much as I could, but having at some moment, one team member (the same who was against any proposition) was not respectfull with his own manager (he made him cry), he was not respectfull with other team membres, with other people not from his team, so HR sent to him 2 letters so far (3rd one will be the last), being in such a toxic team was not good, plus they did not want to try my propositions as all propositions are countinuous improvement, they did not want to change, so they decided to send email to managment and they said : we do not need a Scrum Master. So I joined a new team in need of Agile and scrum, in the same compagny and literally in the same openspace as the first team, so my take away and answer is : I should have left away before, when the team is against Agile and Scrum Master, and they say it clearly : WE DO NOT NEED IT, do not lose your time and energy trying to convince, life is too short and there so many teams waiting for your services, so say thank you, and move :)