Debunking The Team Myth
Eliminating the obstacles to building great team
Most of us will be on many teams throughout our working life. Some will feel like we have died and gone to heaven whilst others are more like a living hell and then there’s that place in between. What does it take to rise above all of this and create a dynamic united team?
Research reveals the flatter your organisational structure, the more ‘teamwork’ is critical to your success. Yet we are driven by the myths and platitudes surrounding teamwork, for example, “there is no ‘I’ in team” and “a team that plays together, stays together”. This causes confusion and makes “I” a dirty word and a belief that to have a high performing team requires us to socialise with our people.
This and many other myths kill the possibility of “team”.
The Key Takeaways:
- What stands in the way of leaders building teams?
- How individual competency is critical to a powerful team
- How liking people is not a pre-requisite to team