THERE IS NO ESCAPING - human beings are destined to work together whether privately or professionally. In many working environments we spend the majority of our time working with others. Compared to 30 years ago there is a steep increase in the amount of time we work in teams. And with that….Welcome to some challenges when working in teams! An abundance of opportunities open up when you work together with others. We all know the slogans like: Together we are better and .. the winning team etc AND we all know that a lot of effort goes into making a team a well functioning machine…
First of all - what kind of team are we, what is driving the team and what is the purpose of the team? How do you create psychological safety? Different work styles, preferences and how to prioritize can be a source of misunderstanding.
But what if you understand better why your style/preferences are not the same as someone else’s? This realization is usually a good starting point of appreciation that both your inputs and ways of working are valuable and just different. Different strengths and lenses managed well can lead to the best team results. Although that process is not always easy, it can be very rewarding. If you as a team and individual do not dedicate constant energy and time trying to understand each other you might run into irritation, obstruction and being dysfunctional at its worst as a team.
In co-design, we create your ideal team development journey to achieve your goals for a high performing team. I invite you to book a 45 minute free spot on my calendar to discuss what your needs may be and what potential solutions are.
Now take a moment to go over these cases.
Do you see your team in one of them?