Essay on Seven Habits of Successful Teams
The first habit of successful groups is identifying the “rules of engagement” (Thompson, 2011). When the group first meets this habit is paramount. This is something we engaged in on our first day of class. Thompson described this as …show more content…
“concept that what one group member does affects all the group members.” (Wilson, 2005, p.26). Thompson made a point to note that some groups will be very casual about this and just say to share everything. This sounds good in theory but not everything needs to be shared. If you find yourself not sharing everything then you are not adhering to your own rules, which will cause a trust issue in the group. The process of resolving conflict can be a very important one. If the way a group mediates disputes between members’ ideas is not impartial, or at the very least fair, the group’s cohesion can be damaged. The book gives many good methods for deciding. Consensus is where all group members come to an agreement. Compromise, the decision where everyone gives up a little so the group can come to a decision. The democratic idea of the majority vote. Arbitration, the inclusion of a neutral third party to decide. Lastly, the decision by the leader, in which the leader decides. Any or more than one of the ideas can be chosen. However, it is imperative that at least one be chosen.
A high performing team, and the second habit of successful teams and groups, knows what they can count on each other