Ok, so let me start this off with an oldie but a goldie:
“There is no ‘I’ in team.”
And we should follow that up with the usual response:
“No, but there is a ‘me’ in team.”
How many times have you heard that? Well, if you are like me, probably too many times to remember, but we both know we have listened to it a lot. But you know what? I want to throw something at you today that could change that saying forever.
And to begin with, I want to share one of my critical observations on teamwork with you.
“Teamwork is an individual attitude and skill.”
And by this I mean, that the only way there will be any semblance of teamwork in any situation is if each individual makes a conscious decision to be part of this team. And therefore, they start to think, act and behave accordingly.
But let’s take the individuality associated with effective teamwork and use it to blow away the myth of “No ‘I’ in Team”.
12 Steps to there being an ‘I’ in team:
Obviously, these twelve principles are only the beginning when it comes to the role of the individual within the team. However, with these twelve principles and the philosophy behind them, you will be one significant step closer to the development and refinement of a team.
Take the responsibility needed to help develop the teams you are associated with, and in doing so, make sure that…
The Journey Continues!