We’ve all been part of great teams and not-so-great teams. But have you ever stopped to think at what makes a team great or not? Here’s my take on it.
I’m fascinated by the behaviours of people. What we can learn from observing them–especially in organisations.
And so I found myself wondering, in the midst of one the most historic votes in Europe’s history: 'What if the EU were an organisation and Britain one of its business units? What advice would I be giving them?'
Are you one of those people who are reluctant to say “no”?
I was recently discussing with a friend some of the changes that we have both seen in the workplace in the last 20 years. One of them was the mobile phone. I can still remember when fixed lines were the only way to contact clients. And it was fairly easy: I never used to struggle to talk to my clients over the phone – I sometimes had to leave a message but they would call back or I would call them back later myself.
On the 8th of May, there is a strong possibility that the UK will be facing a second coalition government. For the health of the Nation - and the economy - the ability of that group to govern as a collective will be absolutely essential. The question is: what can they do to create a One-Team culture?
A One-Team culture is a truly seamless entity, whereby the whole proves more important than the individual stars. It’s all about collaboration, teamwork, a lack of boundaries, trust, support, sharing and treating each other as customers. The passion of any One-Team culture lies in working together to produce outcomes.