“ The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Albert Einstein
Use the data gathering steps to bond the team. Clarify objectives and create multiple options. Use logic and human impact analysis to make a decision. Caution: Early votes split teams into winners and losers.
“ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
The market will not relax. The competition won’t let up. Customer expectations will not diminish. Committing to excellence means sharing the risk required in generating maximum returns and pursuing victory together.
“ We will either find a way or make one.” Hannibal
The vital components of Teamwork – trust, open communications, we-optic vision, healthy self esteem, respect, interdependent growth, participation, sharing, and cooperation take time to develop and grow. Missteps are not excuses to give up or quit trying.
Weeds must be removed in order for efficient growth to take place. A weed is someone who refuses to accept these guidelines, choosing instead to behave independently of the team. Anything less than ‘weeding’ destroys the trust credibility and respect it takes to build an effective team. Give everyone some room to grow. Teamwork is a value, honor it.