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Creating Teams With an Edge: The Complete Skill Set to Build Powerful and Influential Teams by Harvard Business School Press

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8

Becoming a Team Player

Your Most Important Assignment

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Why being open to new ideas can produce synergy within the team
  • How different ways of working are expected by team players
  • Seeking alternative solutions
  • Tips for developing working relationships with people from different functions
  • Finding win-win solutions
  • Why you should avoid teams whose goals you do not value highly
  • Guidelines for being a reliable teammate
  • The importance of being results-oriented

TEAM PERFORMANCE is only as strong as the collective performance of its members. At a minimum, performance should be the sum of the individual efforts of team members and leaders. In a four-person team that would look like this: 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4. Some teams ...

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