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So you are leading a team at the moment, or even part of one; Do you know when you should be really worried about your team performance?
It is when there is no conflict!
Conflict is a part of any healthy team work environment. It is not only natural to have different views and rising disputes whenever group of people are interacting with each other, some management experts go further to emphasis that conflicts must be there. Without conflicts over ideas, concepts, process, etc … group thinking prevails, adhering to the status quo cripples creativity, and lack of job excitement controls the work environment.
That does not mean conflicts should get out of hands, and team meetings turn to wars and power struggles. There are so many techniques that could be used to contain this conflict and employ it to work for the sake of the team, not against it. There is only one prerequisite. The team members should have a common objectives, an identity they believe in, and shared values.
So it goes like this:
- Have a team with no common believes and unified goals, and the organization will turn into a circus!
- Have a team that shares a strong identity and give them the chance to do miracles.