People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team.
Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission, vision, and objectives of your organization. To accomplish these objectives, you need to differentiate an overall sense of teamwork from the task of developing an effective intact team that is formed to accomplish a specific goal.
People confuse the two team building objectives. This is why so many team building seminars, meetings, retreats and activities are deemed failures by their participants. Leaders failed to define the team they wanted to build.
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