Every team member has some authority within their given area of responsibility. This means they are responsible for coming up with solutions to the challenges specific to their area. Those solutions should be communicated to other teammates to see if there are any potential conflicts because the movement of one will inevitably affect the others. They have authority over their area and should be given the chance to give some input on the potential solution.
Best practices are easy to learn. Anyone can do an internet search to find various methods to achieve anything. As the cartoons of my youth taught me, knowing is only half the battle. We have to believe that the best practice applies to our situation. Unfortunately, my pride can cause me to think that a best practice is not really for me.
Everyone got a treat of a Super Bowl in 2017. Not everyone was happy with the outcome. I have to admit that as a team oriented person, I have come to admire the New England Patriots. They represent teamwork in a way that is unique in today’s sports world. They don’t sell out for the quick fix. They actually take the time to prepare and develop players. I have always said that I would take a team full of work horses that are committed to doing their job over a team full of talent. The New England Patriots validated that for me this year. They proved that over almost two decades nothing can replace hard work and effort.
A safe environment gives life and freedom to any family or team. We all desired a certain level of predictability in our lives. This allows us to spend previous bandwidth on moving forward. Everything else is just surviving. We thrive in familiar environments. Familiarity in three areas helps a team focus on moving forward:
2) Team Dynamic