There is no “My” in “Ours”

When I discuss teamwork and the formation of strong teams with companies and organizations the most frequent question I am asked is “why is it so hard to form and keep a good working team?”  Managers tell me that “everyone has the same goal; we all work for the same company, why can’t we get along and pull together?”

My question in return is “what are the expectations of each of the team members?”  What I am asking is what each member of the team expects to get out of the team experience. Continue reading