There is a surprising amount of misinformation and assumptions out there about effective teamwork and creating and maintaining an effective team. Leaders who believe these myths can actually hamper team cohesion.
Mark Eaton is a 7’4″ NBA All-Star, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He is passionate about sharing his teamwork message and has spoken to many world-class organizations. His book, The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, is a blend between his intriguing personal story and his principles for team building. Even if you don’t follow professional basketball, we’re certain you will enjoy it.
We all know there’s no “I” in the word team. Today, it’s hard to find a workplace where the emphasis isn’t on teams. But, not every employee is comfortable working in a team environment.
Establishing an agile organization is one way to ensure that your employees use their talents and energy to benefit the bottom line. In the most productive organizations, agility starts with leadership.
You want to put your best people on your next team project. But, one of your engineers doesn’t work well with your marketing manager. What do you do?
Have you detected trouble on your team lately? Are people arguing instead of focusing on work? The root of the problem may be that your people are operating in an information vacuum.