There are no Good Teams and Bad Teams. This is the truth, behind every successful company or sports organizations.
There is only a TEAM!
In sports, the squad who wins is the one who were able to become more of a team all through the game.
During the game, mismatches are being identified. But for the group to function as a team, they need to know what are their strengths and weaknesses.
The weakness of a member is a weakness for the whole team. The group who were able to cover for the weakness of other members all throughout becomes the better team than the competitor.
The strength of member, however, needs to compliment the strength of other members. For this to happen, members must know each others strengths and understand how their individual strengths will reinforce each other in various situations, while playing different roles.
In business organizations, people play different roles. They usually have their strengths and weaknesses, too. However, business organizations are more complex. Unlike in sports where there is a trade deadline and trade rules – where they can exchange, sign or release players – business organizations have its continuous attrition. Aside from this, there are a couple of months for offseason in sports, which is not usually present in business organizations.
Given the complexity and the greater demand to deliver, there is a great need for business organizations to identify the strengths of their members and have these strengths to compliment each other. In the same way, they have to identify the weaknesses of each members and cover for it or improve it.
At the end of the day, the business organization who functions more of a team, gets their targets delivered and win over competitors.
#BetterTeams is a Team Development framework that will bring out the strengths and weaknesses of every member of a group. It also provides a venue for participants to figure out how their strengths will compliment each other and how they can improve each others weaknesses.