Qualities of Great Teams


All Great TEAMS Share These Five Traits:
G – Goals and Gear
Every Cohesive TEAM has focused on a destination and a date to reach it, and should begin by taking inventory of the resources that are necessary and available.
[THE GROUP IS PLACED ON A BOAT WITH A MAP AND OARS AND TOLD WHERE TO GO]
R – Rapport and Relationships
Every TEAM takes time to learn about and appreciate the background and talents of its members, and bonds together through shared experiences and activities.
[THE INDIVDUALS OPEN UP TO EACH OTHER AND LEARN TO VALUE THIER SET OF SKILLS]
E – Expectations and Encouragement
Every TEAM realizes at some point that all motivation is internal, and they push themselves and their teammates to accept appropriate roles to reach the destination.
[THE GROUP ASSIGNS AND ACCEPTS ROLES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE TRIP]
A – Accountability and Adjustments
Every TEAM member takes pride in their commitment to the GOAL, and is willing to hold himself and teammates accountable for a standard of performance, and is also willing to adapt their roles to meet necessary challenges along the way.
[ALL ACCEPT THAT CONFLICT AND CHANGE ARE REQUIRED FOR GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY]
T – Toasts and Transfer
Every TEAM is made stronger by the choice to celebrate small victories along the path instead of holding out until the end of the journey. They also learn to carry the lessons they learn about teamwork and adversity to the next task.
[THEY CELEBRATE WHILE ROWING – TAKING THEIR WISDOM TO THE NEXT BOAT THEY BOARD]

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