Great Idea, But Harder To Do
There is no “I” in team but there is “Me”
I think we all agree that a “A high performing team can accomplish more together than all the individuals can apart”
Cooperative relationships is the hallmark of top performing teams.
It’s such a challenge and I was reminded recently about a new start up team and the trouble that they were facing. Trying to fit in, understand roles and responsibilities, form relationships and kick goals and works across teams to deliver on the common business goals. Ever tried it????
Team members know that they need one another’s skills, knowledge, and the expertise to do something together that they could not do as well alone.
Our experience in observing cooperative team relationships shows that they involve:
- recognizing involving the different strengths that each member brings to the team
- giving and receiving constructive feedback
- conducting self-evaluations as a part of particle business
- building a positive atmosphere
- celebrating the team success
- completing assignments together
- managing conflict effectively
- clear decision-making processes
- sense of purpose and direction
- clearly defined roles and responsibilities
This is not an exhaustive list rather a starting point.
Here you go… throw these questions out to the team, ask some candid questions
- What are our strengths in cooperating as a team and how is observed?
- To improve cooperation within our team we need to start:
- To improve cooperation within our team we need to stop:
- To improve cooperation within our team I will help by:
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