The hallmark of a successful sport’s team, workplace environment, or even family unit is collaboration. Roles must be known (and respected), and egos and personal biases must be set aside for the greater good of the team. Of course, this is easier said than done. Most on-the-job problems in group settings have their roots in interpersonal squabbles, though they may be disguised and initially diagnosed as technical shortcomings.
Interpersonal dynamics in high-level sports and business are often mirror images of one another. Talented teams that underperform often lack team chemistry. Management may fire an effective coach or trade a disgruntled player. Ditto for companies with a technically proficient personnel and disjointed working relationship with colleagues. An employee, middle manager, or executive may get demoted, or worse, be given a pink slip.
“You can’t teach chemistry, but you can provide an environment where chemistry can flourish.”
–– Mike Krzyzewski, NCAA Championship Coach, Duke University re competencies. Uniquely implement transparent
For sports teams and companies, the underlying problems associated with group disunity will linger until leadership implements a new playbook (and it must start from the top!), one in which personal skill-sets and motivational cues and cerebral learning styles are acknowledged and appreciated. Until then, unresponsive organizations or departments are still left with one big mess on their hands.
Huddle Up coaches upper- and mid-tier management as well as employees across the organizational hierarchy in effective team-building techniques. Our goals and objectives follow:
Create an atmosphere of success where colleagues willingly sacrifice for the betterment of the team
Facilitate the development and appreciation of each team member’s unique talents, strengths, and cerebral learning styles
Motivate appropriate behaviors through personal and vicarious experiences that expand their cognitive map
Equip team members with key leadership qualities and principles
Help colleagues identify and correct team disunity “turnovers”
Coach team members through the process of a cooperative and collaborative working environment
Empower participants to use the skills learned in every area of their lives