Two or three people can bump start a car fairly easily even though the car probably weighs a tonne or more – how?
Well, the joint application of coordinated effort overcomes the inertia of the stationery vehicle and can build sufficient impetus to turn over the engine fast enough to start the car.
Seems simple enough…
…but the combined efforts of those labouring to start the car can easily be thwarted by just one person leaning on the bonnet, the resistance will be enough to prevent the critical momentum being created!
Sadly it’s the same with most teams – it takes relatively little to disrupt its efforts and prevent the team achieving its objectives however much they huff and puff.
Whilst not as blatant as pushing in the opposite direction many teams struggle because they do not really understand the other members or how best to work with them. It is oft said that “nobody goes to work to do a bad job”, but all too often team members do not have the tools to do the best they can.
“What’s My Team Member Style?” self assessment booklet, can help to achieve your team’s full potential by making sure that your members recognise one another’s characteristics, and the benefits they bring…it’s easier to move the car working as a team!