I recently heard from one of my mentors that if you have a dream that you can achieve on your own, then your dream is not big enough.
That is quite a profound statement because it emphasises the importance of having a team in the first place, and it also reinforces that if we have a team, then team members must be aligned, engaged, motivated and work towards a common objective.
When a team is not operating to its full potential, some of the consequences include:
- Less respect for the leader and team members.
- Small issues become bigger issues quickly.
- Increase in team conflict or turmoil which leads to more frustration.
- Tasks take longer to complete because attention is being given to things that are of a lower priority.
- Lower performance from team members which leads to low productivity, less engagement and a decrease in motivation.