Six Characteristics of an Effective and Memorable Team
Few weeks ago, I was at an off-site meeting. As part of warm up exercise, all attendees were ask to talk about their most memorable team experience.
As I took notes, a pattern began to emerge. Following characteristic came up again and again:
Laser focus on execution
Coming together of different personalities
Lack of clear direction
Do or Die situations
There to create something
Knew their strengths and limitations
So looks like if diversity, ambiguity on how to achieve the goals, focus, do/die, clear purpose for the team and for team-members are present, it is a memorable experience.
One more thing to note: not all projects were success. The products/projects may have failed, but the participants felt the teams were at their possible best.
This raises some interesting questions:
- If such conditions are created, will any team become highly effective?
- Or, is this non-commutative?
Image: Bernard Goldbach