Thursday, January 31, 2013

Are you REALLY a team player?

Team player, team player--every company seem to want team players. But just because several people are involved in a project, this does not make it a team.

Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says the University of Phoenix did a survey and 95% of the respondents said working in teams served an important purpose--but only 24% wanted to be on a team.

Different generations, different agendas, different personalities--this can be trouble.

Trouble can be gossip, passing the buck, and disagreements--even disagreements that turn physical!

Why is this? Maybe because younger people are used to working alone--alone with their Facebook or phones.

Face to face? Uh-oh!

I notice this on Project Runway--when they are told they must be in a team, the faces fall.

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