We all know about the importance of a mutual purpose and clear goals to enhance teamwork. Here's a few easy tips to use that sense of 'team' as a way to improve individual performance:
- Use the social bonds within the team to influence their behavior.
- Encourage team members to work hard, change behavior or take on tasks not as a way to please you, but so that they don't let everyone else down.
- Over time, if you don’t jump in to fix situations, you will notice other team members correcting each other and providing feedback to their colleagues.
- To see this in action, watch the men's gymnastic team or synchronized diving. Watch their reactions when they let the TEAM down. Yikes, that's pressure!
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!