A team is made up of its members. It’s important to know who your team members are. In a full-time job, coworkers will spend more time in their waking hours working than doing anything else and will spend more time with their fellow coworkers than their loved ones. That means you’ll want the make the most of your team.
Just like team members have personalities, so do teams themselves. Your team has dominant strengths, particular pitfalls, and blind spots. It also has untapped power to perform that may be sitting inside certain team members. Which team members offer something that others don’t? What is missing on your team? Explore your team mix to find out.
Teams form in order to produce results, and there’s a relationship between team results and team health. But healthy teams don’t happen by chance; they happen by design and effort. There are certain practices that drive healthy teams. How healthy is your team and what are you doing to increase team health?