Overcoming the Enemies of Teamwork

Part 1: Point and Blame

Are you, or have you ever been, part of an underperforming team? Did you witness or take part in a lot of finger-pointing and blaming? There usually is some form of pointing and blaming going on. This behavior can be subtle or blatant and it’s always a detriment to the team. But, what can you do about it? The first step toward fixing this problem is to take ownership of your role on the team. You need to ask yourself a few key questions and honestly determine if you are part of the problem or part of the solution. Before addressing the issues of other team members, watch this video and learn how you can be accountable for improving your team.

 

 

Part 2: Commitment

Some people believe that alignment is the most important characteristic of a good team. However, to maximize performance, every team member must be fully committed to achieving excellent results. While having alignment is important, it is more about agreeing with and going along with the group. Commitment is having the passion to do whatever it takes to make the team successful. This video will help you discover ways you can gain commitment from your team members.

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About the Author

Eric Mead

Eric is A Senior Vice President for CMOE and specializes in custom learning and development solutions, sales and marketing, and performance coaching. His work in organization development has led him to facilitate workshops on Strategic Thinking, Coaching Skills, Building High Performance Teams, Managing Conflict, Personal Effectiveness, and Leadership Principles. Eric’s expertise is in communication, relationship building, management, marketing, and advertising.