Understanding the Team
A team can be defined as a group made up of individuals that are working towards a common goal. This contribution is what is regarded as the ‘value adding’ that allows the objective and or the tasks to be completed.
The major role of a leader in this instance is to guide and lead the unique group of individuals. It may seem obvious as to how this will happen but the team is forever changing as the world turns each day. The leader needs to be aware at all times of what is going on with his or her team and organisation in-order to keep everyone focused on their specified duties, roles and tasks. Leaders have various tools and strategies to use, one being Teambuilding.
Yes Team building is referred to as the art of bringing a group of individuals together and realise their strengths as a group… The secret to this is “having fun” while building the team. Happy memories are memories that we keep and cherish for life and as the team reflects upon these moments, realignment occurs and self motivation takes over to create the drive to continue going and produce results.
A group exists for a reason or purpose and has a goal shared by the group members. The people in a group have some type of relationship or are connected to one another.
They recognize this connection, and it binds them together so they collectively share what happens to fellow group members. From a teamwork perspective, this interdependence is probably the most important characteristic of a group.
Quote of the Month
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”
By: Soren Kierkegaard
Tips to consider when you are looking at your team:
DVD (Series) of the Month
Band Of Brothers
By: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg
An epic tale of heroism and endurance against all odds during the second world war.
Spread over 6 DVD's this series documents the exploits and trials of a platoon of youngsters of the U.S. Airborne division.
From rigourous training, through to parachuting in behind enemy lines on D-day, and being bombarded by artillery in the forests of the Battle of the Bulge in frighteningly realistic manner.
Directed by Stephen Spielberg & Tom Hanks, this brilliant story is based closely on true events as evidenced by the interviews with surviving war veterans