PATTERN: ASK FOR HELP

PROBLEM

You act as if help wouldn't help.

Three behaviors characterize the best teams:

  • They routinely ask for help.

  • They establish and maintain high levels of interpersonal connection among their members.

  • They live in a state of SharedVision.

The most critical of these behaviors is asking for help. Indeed, this act catalyzes connection and SharedVision. Failing to ask for help—failing to continuously ask for help—is at least a waste of potential. While seeking help always leads to more efficiency and greater freedom, failing to ask for help always leads to inefficiency and constriction. After all, the biggest resource available to all team members (and the resource most underutilized by them) is the capability of other team ...

Get Software for Your Head now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.