- blog (19)
Let’s first start by answering the question what is a team. A team is a group of people united by a common goal. In the past it has always puzzled me that I’ve been working with people who are far different from me in terms of background, skills, interests etc. and we were all united by a common goal. We usually feel more connected with people that are similar to us – the ones that like similar books, music or films, or the ones with whom we practice the same sport or share the same interests. But regardless of that fact when it comes to the common goal, we all pull together in one direction, and nothing else matters. This is because we are all professionals and we could align on what matters most.
However, this is not always the case. And even if it is, it is much better to find a better understanding of one another in order to be more effective as a team.
Each individual is a whole universe, and even if people have a common interest, they differ in many ways. We communicate the meaning of something by using words and sentences that leave our mouths, but they might mean something entirely different when they enter our team members’ ears. Throughout my career, I have seen many examples of misinterpretation leading to confusion, frustration, and a team’s ineffectiveness. I have seen a lot of people discussing with colleagues why on earth this person said that, and spending hours in furry.
This is where TeamUp can help. The areas you are struggling with will be addressed in our tailored workshops and we will help you align the team around the company’s goals.
What are the benefits for the individual?
Firstly – psychological safety to share what’s on your mind. How wonderful it would be if we all would be able to speak our minds and the other party could understand us fully without judgement and/or prejudice. This would ensure that our point of view is understood. There can always be multiple points of view in a team, and we cannot always have our way. But knowing that we are heard and acknowledged is critical to our wellbeing.
What are the benefits for the team leader?
In contrast, team leaders have a greater ability to make use of different points of view and have better judgement when making decisions. They would learn about the team members better and would know how to approach them in situations when the stakes are high.
What are the benefits for team?
The team would lose less time in pointless frustration and will be more effective. Team members will get to know each other better and will collaborate more effectively in the future as well.
It is our goal to assist you and your team in improving collaboration and teamwork to achieve your goals. Let’s connect!
TeamUp creates, curates and shares personal stories about business and life, to help you build the confidence and systems needed for another stage of growth. Book your free session with us – we’ve got you covered.