Team development

Professional manager with teamA dream team works miracles, there is synergy. The members are more successful as a team than when they work separately. In bad teams the opposite is true, as a team they are less successful. A good example of a dream team is the human body, trillions of cells work closely together to work a miracle, a human being. Without this teamwork, we would still be swimming as microbes in the sea.

In order to be truly successful, an organization needs to be a great team, or consists of great teams. Building a great team starts with a shared sense of inspirational direction. The moment people are inspired by a common vision of the future, they don’t have to be instructed or motivated. They are self-motivated to work towards the common goal with reduced self-interest. The essential leadership task at stake is to create this higher goal and shared sense of inspirational direction. For that to work, the higher goal must truly move, touch and inspire the people (must have “spirit”). When the team becomes inspired, actions of the individual team members are aligned and drawn towards the inspiring goal (as a magnet). This higher goal is often referred to as the Mission (and sometimes Vision) statement. It is the ultimate reason for its existence and activities. Unfortunately, many Mission statements are politically correct statements, SNORING-BORING and non-differentiating (‘Mission Monitor’, Sarah Pellis, University of Applied Sciences INHolland. 2010).

Team building by life-Force will help you build truly inspired teams with a common sense of purpose. Contact us for the possibilities of a training in your organization.
See also below articles on how to build a great team.

  1. How to enhance the performance of your team, part 1, the Analysis.
  2. How to enhance the performance of your team, part 2, Creating an Inspirational Direction.