Five Traits of Successful Teams

Teams are constantly being built and re-built.  Players come and players go.  Co-workers change and just when we thought it was going really well, it starts anew.  Business conditions change – the team was good when we were growing, now not so much.  We have all been on good and bad teams.  Bad teams suck.

What makes a business team work?

  1. Members talk and listen in equal measure, keeping contributions short and sweet
  2. Members face one another and their conversations are energetic
  3. Members connect with each other, not just the leader
  4. Members communicate outside of meetings
  5. Members explore outside the team an bring quality information back

Are you on a team?  Does it work like this?

If so, embrace it.  If not, change it.