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.
In this Episode, you will Learn...
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:
- Do you know who you are?
- Do you know the people on your team?
- Do you understand the multiple perspectives that exist?
- Do you know how your colleagues find motivation, derive satisfaction, and get work done?
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:
- Blind Spots
- Faulty Interpretation
- Errant Assumptions