Five Characteristics of a Winning Team
members are looking for a "values fit" with their team. Without it,
they won't give the team their best.
Team members should participate in
and values-based common goals if you wish them
live these values, be committed to these goals, and have a feeling of
interdependence and ownership for their jobs and unit.
Shared values become also your team's code of
behavior as they define what is and isn't acceptable.
9 Signs of a Losing Organization
is a shared belief that you can depend on each other to achieve a
In a team, members work in a climate of trust. They are encouraged to openly
express opinions, feelings, and doubts. Team members share important
information and ideas. They are fair, willing to be influenced and fulfill
Trust also fosters
enthusiasm, ensuring the
best performance from everyone.
Inspiring Vision and
has two functions: it
provides direction and
In any socio-technical system the people in the
system work better when
they understand how they fit into the system as a whole. To meet and exceed
customer satisfaction, the business team needs to be
inspired by the
and to follow an overall
Harnessing the Power of
You can inspire
and find a strategic
in your team by seeking to leverage, rather than diminish,
People with different
cultural, educational, scientific, and business
backgrounds will bring different frames of reference to a problem and can
spark an exciting and dynamic
cross-pollination of ideas.
A team that builds on
core competencies of individual players to develop
among them thus makes its members more productive together
The only way the team members will fulfill your
dream is to share in the dream.
Reward systems are the mechanisms that make this
The greatest team management principle
is that the things that get rewarded get done. You get what you
Rewards include doing the things people enjoy doing, recognition, and
money. By rewarding collective achievements you inspire and promote