Reason 5 – Ideas to Try

They Generate Tons of Extra Work for the Team Leader

Some key questions to ask yourself and your team.

Basic, really important ones:

  1. What am I doing to ACTIVELY contribute to our team’s objectives?
  2. On average is the work load fairly evenly distributed among team members?
  3. Do team members have the POWER to act on these objectives?

Interesting ones:

  1. Do you care if the work load is distributed fairly evenly?
  2. How can you get, or access the power required to secure the needed resources to help this team be effective?
  3. Does the team leader of this team love the role of heroine or hero?

Key points of this reason to hate work teams:

  • Teams without equitable distribution of activity don’t disintegrate quickly, they die a slow and agonizing death.
  • Teams do not create results without resources. Effective teams cost money and time, make sure you have both.

Discussion and comment points for this post:

  1. Interesting question number 3 above asks about the team leader as heroine or hero.  Have you found this reason to hate work teams can be created by this dynamic and it works fine until the load becomes too heavy for the team leader and there is a crash? How have you worked with such a situation?
  2. Why do you think this hero or heroine role has become so prevalent with teams?
  3. Accessing power and having power are two very different things. For teams to be effective which do you think is best to have or work towards getting?
  4. Have you ever been part of a team that had more power or resources than it really needed to achieve its goals?  What was that like?

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