Let’s go back to the basics and take a look at the original blog post that inspired the video:
#Teams365 #1188: Half A Dozen Ingredients For Today's Teams
Only a few short years ago ongoing uncertainty and change was more the blip than an every day reality. Today teams operate in a context of ongoing change - in what we commonly refer to VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. Take a look at past Teams365 posts which have expanded on this notion of VUCA.
With this ongoing change, some of our core team ingredients become even more enhanced. Here are half a dozen elements, or ingredients, I think any team can benefit from today.
While our end results or actual goals may change more rapidly than before, these factors help us with alignment and the ability to move together:
- Clarity around values and what is important to us.
- Our behavioral norms and how we do things;
- How we have each other's backs, or our level of commitment to each other, our work and/or results;
Teams which excel in today's VUCA world are also:
Knowledgeable about each other -Teams that can thrive in this context are knowledgeable about each other. They know their preferences (how they work together) and their strengths. They also are attuned to work styles - so knowing who on the team might be better working with details or the big picture.
Able to adapt, experiment and iterate - With change being the new norm, our ability as teams collectively and as individual professionals, to adapt, experiment, and iterate takes on new meaning. what are you noticing about these qualities in your work and/or industry?
Comfortable with the unknown or new - given the amount of change which is occurring in some contexts, we are having to experiment and iterate on a daily, or sometimes hourly basis. Being comfortable with not having an answer, or knowing that you will have to experiment is a very different way of working that many have been trained.
What do see as essential ingredients for successful teamwork in your context?
Haven’t seen the video yet? Check it out and share it with your team to spark a discussion on how you are focusing on these: 6 Ingredients for Teams in VUCA
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