In all aspects of our lives, we are able to see teams at work, whether at the workplace or at home setting or even in the society as a whole and even in the natural world itself. Groups that are well-executed teach us to work in a team, cooperating to benefit the community and unifying in the direction and the direction we’re headed. A great team can achieve much more than the individual components which make up it. The acronym means “together we can achieve more.”
So what is it that makes the difference?
Teams that are successful generally comprise of the following elements;
o Respect and mutual trust towards one another.
Open and complete communications with each other.
A clear leader who can coach.
A common vision and agreed goals place, along with clear performance indicators and milestones for assessing how far we have come.
Shared responsibility- the leader may not be the best at everything, but everyone else will.
O Standard accepted processes and procedures in the place.
A commitment to continuous improvement and excellence with an edge that is driven by a desire and a conviction, and a determination to do anything!
O Fun…they love working together, and they enjoy celebrating with each other.
The challenging economic environment in the last 18 months has certainly increased the importance of teamwork within the workplace. It is usually during moments of crisis when you truly realize and appreciate the true meaning of teamwork. About. Re-structuring and downsizing can bring anxiety and uncertainty, and employees are encouraged to join forces to remain focused and productive. It is a fact that while numerous companies promote the concept of teamwork within their organizations and in their strategy for attraction, however, the reality is quite different. Many managers are busy making and legitimizing overtly competitive rather than collaborative and cooperative environments, hoping that the best survive.
Nature observation can provide us with a wealth of information about the fundamentals of good teamwork and longevity in the case of animal species.
Take a look at the lessons in Geese.
Each time a bird flaps its wings, it generates an uplift for the other in the vicinity. In a V formation, the whole group has a greater range of flight more than if each bird was flying on its own.
People who have a similar vision as well as a sense of belonging reach their destination quicker and with less effort because they’re riding by the trust of one other.
If a goose is thrown out of its formation, it instantly feels the drag and difficulty of flying around and then quickly returns information to make use of the power of lifting the bird in front.
If we possess the same intelligence as geese do, we’ll stay in the same formation with the others heading to the place we wish to go and accept their assistance as well as offer our own to those around us.
If the goose is tired, it reverts to the formation. A second goose takes off from the point.
It is beneficial to rotate performing the difficult tasks and to share management with other people; just like geese, we depend on one another.
Geese that are in formation shout from behind, which encourages the frontrunners to speed up their pace.
We must ensure that the hooting we do at the rear is exciting and not a distraction.
If a goose is injured, sick, or damaged, two geese fly out of formation and then go down to aid and safeguard it. They remain there until it’s capable of flying again or even die. They then fly off in their own pattern or follow the group.
If we’re as savvy and have the same sensibility as geese, we can also be there for each other during difficult times and when we’re in good spirits.
The author is a coach for businesses and entrepreneurs. She runs a profitable home business selling personal transformational products. She mentors other individuals beginning their careers in the industry, giving leadership and mindset training to be successful in the field. She is committed to helping people to live a life filled with passion and purpose and fulfill their potential. She is adamant and believes in the idea that you can live your life that is successful and also is happy.