BOOK REVIEW: Great Teams
In late 2016 I stumbled onto Tom Yaeger’s book Great Teams - 16 Things High-Performing Organizations Do Differently. This was an interesting read as the author wove sports teams and business teams together to demonstrate successes and failures of teams.
An interesting angle Yaeger looks at was the “why” of a team. Do they have a sense of purpose and understand how their actions matter? Whom do they serve? This isn’t always as simple as your company’s mission statement.
All interactions with employees (including in meetings) should be a safe environment and a place where they can build trust. He also highlighted that the need to feel and have new experiences is an important part of the employer/employee connection in daily operations. It led me to wonder how well managers really know and understand their employees to create these connective opportunities?
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