In this episode, Aleasha Morris and I continue our series on the Team Engagement Model, and today we’re talking about why knowing your people matters for the long-term success of your organization. Our study and intensive observation of teams through a Strengths based lens has revealed that there is an unmistakable difference between healthy and unhealthy teams.
As a core concept of our Professional Team Engagement Model, Knowledge is about having an awareness and familiarity of each other gained by shared experience. It is also about individuals committing to continual learning about and genuinely valuing the contributions of each team member. With strengths in mind, think of your team and ask yourself these questions:
We have found that when teams experience misalignment in this area, more specifically, when they do not endeavor to know their team members through a lens of strength honestly, four major issues arise: