Entries in teamwork (4)
The differences between traditional and high-performance teams (HPTs) are immense. These differences represent a 180-degree change in culture and belief sets. Once people have experienced working on a high performance team, they will go to incredible lengths to recreate that situation for themselves. Many experience it as the difference between joy and misery.
These are the things that I (and everyone) need from our work environment (including the people around us): Support: The resources, authority, and external validation necessary to enable me to get the job done. Structure: Definition of what, when, who and how that constrain (and therefore guide) me in getting my job done. Challenge: Some amount of newness, unknowness, and audaciousness that makes this edgy for me.