Teamwork That Does Not Work

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teamwork-that-does-not-workIf your company, organization or church is interested in developing a strong team, there are some approaches to teamwork that do not work.

Certain “teamwork” behavior, in reality, is not teamwork at all.  Just because some groups of people call themselves a team does not mean that this is in their character and DNA.

There are many organizations that place the word “team” at the end of their title, however, it is no more than a title tag.  Here are five basic facts about non-teams:

  1. A title alone does not create a team.
  2. Lack of clear objectives will not create a team.
  3. Solo-work does not create a team.
  4. Poor communication will always hinder the development of a team.
  5. Inability to share and understood “vision” will destroy the development of a team.

How are you attempting to grow your team?

Dale Roach

Teamwork Quotes

When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when you team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.
Bo Schembechler

I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity…to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.
Paul McCartney (born 1942); Singer, Songwriter

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
SEAL Team saying

It’s as simple as this. When people don’t unload their opinions and feel like they’ve been listened to, they won’t really get on board.
Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
Babe Ruth

Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.
Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.
Bud Wilkinson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Phil Jackson

People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.
Dr. Allan Fromme

…there are persons who seem to have overcome obstacles and by character and perseverance to have risen to the top. But we have no record of the numbers of able persons who fall by the wayside, persons who, with enough encouragement and opportunity, might make great contributions.
Mary Barnett Gilson (1877-1959); Economist, Educator

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