I was watching the women’s world cup soccer match between the USA and Japan and marveled at the tremendous teamwork required. Certainly there were great individual performances, however the team dynamic with everyone playing their respective roles was the critical factor.According to ancient methodology and medieval philosophy there are 5 elements that constitute the greater order of things; heavenly bodies, earth, air, fire, and water.
But wait, there is a sixth element little known to the ancients, but almost common place to today’s business leaders. It is the critical nature of teams as the lynchpin to consistently competing and winning.
Although the concept of developing and sustaining a world class performing business unit is considered obvious or even trite, the ability to do is often baffling and frustrating in reality.
If you take the time to peruse the subject literature it is replete with references, books, whitepapers, etc., regarding how to create a winning team. Thus, my humble comments are not intended as the end all, but rather an introspective catalyst for you to think about optimizing teams.
Like so many things in life and business we have a tendency to over complicate things and get immerse into paralysis by analysis!
Here are a few fundamental and time tested tips:
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