WHAT IS A TEAM PLAYER?
We have four core values that we live by as a team player here at teamplayer.church.
Maximize Kingdom Impact
Everything we do is centered on Him. Our focus is to help equip churches to follow the great commission. We want to learn about each church's vision and help carry out their specific mission and support their cause.
Knowing accountability is crucial for results we set ambitious goals as a team and make strategic plans to achieve them. We commit ourselves to wholeheartedly see all plans through.
Be humble and serve others by using our resources and time with a generous heart.
Be Team Players
Our team consists of self-motivated, driven individuals who are committed to a group effort to achieve a common goal. Each member has their own strengths and is dedicated to continuous development to further the team and our mission.
5 dysfunctions of a team
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team has been a turning point for our team and handling change in all the churches and organizations we get to be a part of. You will not regret reading this book regardless where you are in any organization. Everything evolves around these five principals that build on each other and all starts with trust.
QUICK OVERVIEW OF ALL 5 DYSFUNCTIONS
Absence of Trust
"If we don’t trust one another, then we aren’t going to engage in open, constructive, ideological conflict. And we’ll just continue to preserve a sense of artificial harmony."
Being vulnerable is key to building trust within a team. Without trust the team wastes valuable time and energy.
Fear of Conflict
"Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal."
Healthy conflict and listening to others ideas and viewpoints with an open mind is crucial for productivity.
Lack of Commitment
"Most reasonable people don’t have to get their way in a discussion. They just need to be heard, and to know that their input was considered and responded to."
Digest all input and settle on a course of action that team members can commit to even when there is some uncertainty. Commitment helps everyone stick to a plan and avoid the back and forth.
Avoidance of Accountability
"Once we achieve clarity and buy-in, it is then that we have to hold each other accountable for what we sign up to do, for high standards of performance and behavior."
Avoiding confrontational conversations in fear of discomfort prevents teams from holding each other accountable. Behaviors and performance that can be harmful to the team must be addressed.
Inattention to Results
"Make the results that we need to achieve so clear that no one would even consider doing something purely to enhance his or her individual status or ego. Because that would diminish our ability to achieve our collective goals. We would all lose."
Teams that are not results oriented become stagnant and do not grow to their potential. Clearly define the goal and measure results in a way that each member can visually see progress and if goals were successfully met.