Wednesday, November 19, 2008

10 Reasons for Innovative Team Work

This list covers concepts that are central to team development. One that stood out is "Competing rarely engages creativity at the same time".
I get requests from teams for
Team Building
There wish is to have the group compete for points - while at the same time they wish to get the "
creative juices flowing".
We soon discover that competition only causes aggressive and secretive teams that really never share mistakes, and NEVER share Successes!

1. Venting cannot coexist with encouragement

that leads people forward.
2. Talking is incompatible with listening.
3. Competing rarely engages
creativity at the same time
4. Cynicism’s a rival to
5. Tears get lost in a climate of laughter.
6. Anger fades
out in the wake of calm responses.
7. Grief takes a back seat in hope’s
8. Inadequacy gives way when a brain shifts to learning
9. Depression finds fewer strongholds when vision appears.
10. Conflict is swept
away with differences welcomed.

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- Michael Cardus serves as an Adventure Consultant for Create-Learning Team Building. Mike facilitates, trains, and speaks to groups in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 Companies, small business, universities and classrooms. Currently he lives in Buffalo NY, he travels to serve your groups needs - where and when your group desires.