People in every workplace talk about the value of team, working as a team, and refer to the group they work in as “my team”. However, very few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or objectives of your organization and being able to align, with your co-workers, around that mission, objective or the WHY.
In a team-oriented environment, each player should see themselves as a contributor to the overall success of the organization. Working with fellow members of the organization the team produces the desired results. Even though you have a specific job function and you belong to a specific department, on a team, you are unified with other organization members to accomplish the overall objectives. The bigger picture drives your actions; your function exists to serve the bigger picture. But that’s not always the case is it.
There is a need to differentiate this overall sense of teamwork from the task of developing an effective intact team that is formed to accomplish a specific goal. People confuse the two team building objectives.
This is why so many team building seminars, meetings, retreats and activities are deemed failures by their participants. Leaders failed to define the team they wanted to build. Developing an overall sense of team work is different from building an effective, focused work team when you consider team building approaches.
At Eye Star Consultants we truly know the value of a high powered team. We also know what it takes for you to create one and how to help you actually do it and stop talking about it. Using The Five Dysfunctions of a Team as a building block, we take your group of highly intelligent, motivated, competitive individuals and transform them into a unified team, focused on results. We do this by helping them breakdown barriers to successful relationships with each other, creating a high trust environment where relationship, commitment and accountability is the norm. When you have a group of people that trust each other, support each other, are committed with each other and hold each other accountable, then you will have a team that will produce uncommon results and create a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.