Thursday, December 11, 2008

Is the value of teamwork eluding people?

Is the value of teamwork eluding people? An interesting picture has emerged from a recent opinion poll on teamwork. For example, 53% of respondents felt teams are overrated versus 47% who felt they are underrated. This split fell across gender lines, with the preponderance of woman believing teams are overrated. Additionally, men tended to believe the ideal team size to be between 5-10 members, while woman preferred a smaller gathering of 2- 4 people.

A surprising 35% of respondents agreed with the statement, “I currently work/play with the best team ever.” Nearly 50% disagreed, and of that 25% of them were women.
What’s going on here? Aren’t teams supposed to help? Have time strapped multitasking woman adopted the, “If you want something done right you have to do it yourself” mentality?

What’s your theory? Please join the discussion on my new blog, “The Teamwork project

Teams do work. When they work well they get desired results faster. Who are your role model teams from 2008 and what have you learned from them?

Think beyond sports teams, although they aren’t excluded. Describe how they used Vision, Passion and Action to achieve great results.