Creative Cooperative Teams
Two things will define a successful work team: A good
problem-solving skills, and the strong collaborative ability. What will hold so
many teams back from achieving up these qualities? Many times it is quite
natural human tendency to feel that "my way is a only way." Flexibility is a
first requirement for the good team player. With this quality firmly in the
place, the team members can listen better, build up on each other's ideas
better, and then finally make the better decisions. The great team is more than
a sum of its parts-as long as the parts do know it.
The attendees are then led through the series of the exercises which let them
experience a basic principles of the creativity and the cooperation:
Communicate well. A Good communication do involve both
sending and receiving the information clearly. We are the good "Receivers" get a
more mistake-free messages if we do keep all our attention focused outward. We
are the good "Senders" if we make the habit of checking in, to ensure that our
message was clear.
Share even the bad ideas. Second inviolable rule, and the must for brainstorming
the sessions. Since all the creative people do have many lousy ideas before they
could get the good one, it does stands to reason that a faster you dig sooner
you will hit the pay dirt. Your team does not have to act on the lousy ideas.
But each member do have to share them.
Accept and handle the conflict. Like the stress, conflict is inevitable. Like
the stress, it can also be both the positive and the negative. Positive dynamics
of the conflict does include increased energy and the attention. The negative
ones include the resistance and the defensiveness. Remaining flexible during the
times of conflict is a key. Although this will not come naturally to most of the
people, simple secrets exist to help us to do it.
Focus on the partner Not yourself. The indispensable trait of a good teams is
the cooperation. and the indispensable trait of a cooperation is the outward
focus, the willingness to be as interested in the other peoples thoughts and the
ideas as in your own. Whole team ultimately may decide to go with an idea you
brought up in first place, but during brain-storming session this is not a
point. Listening to the team members is a point. Put in another way: having the
ideas will make you good team player; clutching them fiercely to the chest will
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