We worked hard…but every time we made teams, we were changed. I learned that we deal with any new circumstance by restructuring. This is an excellent method to create the illusion of progress and create inefficiency, confusion, and despair. – Petronius Arbiter, 210 BC
While the road to business excellence starts with personal discipline and the systems to support these, it is eventually required to be able to move on to the best way to do things together with other individuals. It’s in the hands of a different person whose “way” will be tested to the max.
There’s a good chance that you’ve traveled the path of teams and team conflicts before you started your work. If you’re not working professionally, I’d guess that you’ve been on a softball squad or the football squad, or chess group, or even on a debating team. The name of a team is likely to have been part of everyone’s experiences. Communication, leadership, managing expectations, and plan execution are all elements of teams that perform well, where you’ll find an abundance of books, articles, and even seminars.
As with everything, Jesus is our primary model.
However, Jesus replied, “My Father has been working all day and I’ve done my work.” So the Jews were determined to kill Him since Jesus did not just break the Sabbath but declared He believed that God He was God’s Father, which made Jesus equal to God. Then Jesus replied and told his disciples, “Most assuredly, I tell you that the Son is unable to do anything for His own, only what He observes the Father do. Because everything He does is what the Son also performs in a similar way. Because the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything that He himself does. He will demonstrate to Him more work than this, so which will make you be amazed” (John 5:17-20).
For those who wish to conduct their businesses (and lives) according to God’s plan, the following verses are essential.
Jesus and God the Father, as well as Jesus, the Father, and Holy Spirit, constitute the perfect example of a high-performance team. They are superior to all Super Bowl teams, any Fortune 500 management team, any World Series team, any Navy SEAL team, or any other form of team one could imagine only within the Trinity can we understand and connect to the manner that God has set out how a team must perform.
If you’re looking to build teams that are God-fearing, Here are three fundamentals that will assist:
1. Specific, quantifiable goals
The first thing to consider when things aren’t going well for your team is the purpose of the team. The members of the team you’re looking at to record their responses to the question What’s the goal that our organization serves? Without discussion, walk around the room, and ask the team members to go through their responses. Sometimes, the mission of the group is altered and modified as it progresses without anyone being informed. The ability to adapt is essential for surviving the constant changes that come. But, the majority of teams can’t adapt well to change since they haven’t started with a shared awareness of what they believed the “end zone” was and how they’d determine what they would do if they were to reach it. Objectives must be defined, written, measurable, and frequently reviewed by everyone in the team.
2. Clear team roles
In the age of management systems that place importance on equality, it could be easy to forget an important fact: not every hierarchy is harmful. Actually, historically the correct levels of competence and accountability have led to some of the most extended periods of improvement and effectiveness. Teams are essentially small companies. They must be clear about who’s in charge, the best way to deal with conflict, and whom to turn when assumptions are not accurate. Dennis Peacocke explains the importance of the leadership and authority of others “Anything without a head dead. Anything that has multiple heads is an extreme freak!” In the Trinity, it is evident that God is the one who rules. Notice that each position of Trinity Trinity has a mutually distinct position while being completely interconnected. This is our model! Due to fear, it is easy to go to one extreme. One extreme is to abandon “titles” and assume that everyone will automatically perform everything…hiding from the organization’s indefinite. A sports analogy for this would be a type of phenomenon that is played in the minor league of soccer, which is known as “swarm ball.” Swarm ball happens when, no matter what your position is, you simply cannot avoid the desire to draw attention towards the ball. This may be fun for eight-year-olds, but to us, it’s an act of sin. Another extreme is when we rush to comply with the law regarding the job description and then blatantly promote phrases such as, “that’s not my responsibility.” Both of these are clearly dangerous. Are you able to see that this is the tale about the lost son and his slave brother over and over? The essential team roles are clearly defined, actionable duties as well as cultivating an attitude of the heart that prevents “sons” from being “slaves.”
Ad hoc teams are an ideal source of unplanned energy and energy. However, when it comes to shove, and shove is for an extended period of duration (see the current economic situation), Most employees tend to fall back on what they’ll be accountable for. It’s more crucial than ever before to clearly define who’s accountable for what. The people who are accountable must be given the responsibility in time. This is the same for teams. This helps them to concentrate, perform with authority, and manage their duties with a high level of perfection. If a team is not commissioned, they are prime candidates for redundancy and conflict. If you’re the one in charge, it is your duty to select. If you’re not in charge, it is your responsibility to support your business by politely refusing to “dive into” without being asked to. If God did not have time in his daily business to receive a commission, so should we. Matthew 17:5 says: “While he was still talking, a bright cloud covered them. Then a voice emanating from the cloud said: “This is my Son whom I love, and with him, I am content. Pay attention to him!”
Find out which teams you have. Do you need a starting point? Begin with the fundamentals. Begin with clear Objectives as well as clear Roles and Commissioning, and you’ll soon be on your way to creating god-like processes that help build relationships.