Team work & Team Building works when people learn together. Learning is a differentiator. The company that has learning teams & people may be able to understand, learn, apply, re-learn & make rapid changes that competitors (non-learning teams) cannot understand. Or the challenges may be understood but the focus is so aggressively on results that the people, processes & profit will be hurt in the long term.
Thinking about Team Work to Create Results
- Results are great. This is not an anti-results statement. It is a pro-learning statement. I’ve worked with many teams that focused & were pushed so hard to achieve results that the fun & learning were sucked out of their work. This behavior causes underemployment along with people who may be actively working against the results you are pushing to achieve. Causing a resistance loop.
Thinking about Team Work to Create Learning
- Results happen while the team is learning. This is the core of people working to their full capacity. To encourage learning through the work teams can grow stronger & achieve results. This cooperation loop is self-reinforcing.
|Team Work to Create Results||Team Work to Create Learning|
|Goal: Capture profits today – if not sooner.||Goal: Create long term value.|