As I have written in multiple Teams365 posts over the years, teams which excel have both strong relationships and are clear on what their results are. In many team interventions there may be a bias towards one or the other – more focus on the relationship angle or the results angle. Think of your traditional team building session where the focus is primarily on having fun, blowing off steam, and also getting to know each other. In contrast, think of a strategic planning session which is all about the results, but not focused at all on the relationship angle of things.
Teams which excel need both a focus on relationships and results on a regular basis.
In addition to a focus on relationships and results, teams can benefit from focusing on additional factors. Recent research has focused on the importance of things such as psychological safety and other ideas.
Another part of the equation is the variety of teamwork skills which help teams excel. Stay tuned for next month’s focus on Teamwork and Team Development, along with a little bit around renewal!
Looking forward to the conversation,