When you were a kid and you were “taught” to play within a team. At school. At your preferred sport club. With your boy scouts friends. It sounded like something natural or at least easy and funny. It was great to decide things together and to feel a part of a tribe.
I just wonder why, once we are adults, this team spirit disappears. Pffff… vanished. Just like it never existed. The university and the professional world encourage you to be auto-centric. Almost Selfish. It’s just like if we are brainwashed once we signed our first employment contract. “Après moi, les mouches”.
And after a while… we hace to face the reality : it is impossible to create a sustainable state of happiness without a feeling of beloning to a team, to a tribe. Therefore this feeling has to be taught again. And how hard it seems to be to learn to work in team after 40! Just like if it is considered as a weakness to be a teamplayer.
Hey guys, wake up ! Even if you are a leader managing a business unit, you are also a teamMATE. It’s so… even if you are a part of the management team. A part of a project team. A part of a .. government.
Sharing info, sharing resources, sharing success are critical to the team success. To every individual’s success. Behaving with your colleagues as you would behave with your friends, your children : with respect, honnesty, empowerment., sense of responsibility. These are fundamentals. Think to the community’s interest before to your own interest.
Remember when you were a kid and you liked to play with your friends. It was cool, was’n it? Don’t you fancy a new try?