Team.. two ways to look at it
Build a team….
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift his companion. But wow to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.”
The Team…. Have you ever been a part of a team, maybe in sports, academic or work related? If you have I assume some of the teams were good and others less than enjoyable, what causes some to succeed and others not?
Well I have a couple theories and Ideas I would like to share, more for thought than anything.
- The team had a clear understanding:
- Goals are clearly defined and accepted
- Roles are clearly defined and accepted
- Direction is clearly defined and accepted
- The team is equipped
- Each team member has the right tools (equipment) to succeed.
- Each team member feels inspired and encouraged to play the game.
- Each team member is held accountable for their role and team’s success.
I could easily send the same ideas to what might be causing issues with the team
- The team has no clear understanding:
- Individuals don’t really understand the team goals
- Individuals don’t accept or own their personal role in the game.
- Individuals lack personal direction and choose not to own the teams.
- The team is unprepared
- Individuals haven’t developed their tools (equipment). They settle for average.
- Individuals are left behind, forgotten about
- Individuals have no personal or team accountability.
Which set of list best describes your team? Which set would you say is most common amongst your peers? And finally which set would you say represents you personally?
The challenges we deal with isn’t a team challenge as much as it is a personal challenge. That challenge simply is who are you? Are you a team player or a lone ranger (the person who needs no help)?
Tune in next time as we continue to look at Team vs Me