I have been spending a lot of time working with teams lately… everything from how well people are getting along, to do we have a good mix of the ever-overused word – “Synergy”.
It is easy to be cynical about the importance of teams and teamwork, because it has become such a “red ocean” of coaches, resources, etc.. In the midst of all of that, I bet at the simplest of levels we could all agree that teams are important.
All that to say, I just finished listening to the MP3 version of “Overcoming the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team“, and it was helpful. It is a very simple tool, that can easily help you put a list of values that your team can all agree is the goal of the group. Then, once there is buy in, you immediately have a litmus test of how well you are doing.
If on the other hand you are stuck on being cynical about teamwork… then this is for you… (despair.com – place for a smile today… if you have a sense of humor that is)