Reviewing the key strength of a team
Though C-Team players are often relegated to just being present, they can change the direction of a game if a chance is given. While it’s quite easy to devote the entire attention to the highest performers, one shouldn’t neglect the C-Team players and try to leverage the C-Team unity instead.
It’s said in the Bible that everyone’s is going to get tired at times and lose hope. In that case, energy can be drawn by A-Team and B-Team from the C-Team. A special energy originates from being part of shared missions, whether it’s to win a game or something else.
It may be frustrating to a have team that lacks competence, or motivation, or both. But its actual level of competence in crucial responsibilities can be assessed by giving them challenging assignments that come with short-term, measurable, and concrete outcomes. Leaders should also be absolutely clear about the deadlines, as well as, the metrics which would help them measure the members’ progress and the results.
The phrase ‘there’s no I in a team’ may seem like a tired buzzword these days, but it’s extremely crucial to those looking to succeed as a team. Team members serve others well through shared responsibility.
Leaders should work on developing a culture which doesn’t encourage to consider ‘me first’ to not only develop C-Team unity but the unity of each team.
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Conger A. Jay and Church H. Allan. “The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them.” Harvard Business Review, February 1, 2018. https://hbr.org/2018/02/the-3-types-of-c-players-and-what-to-do-about-them
The High Calling. “We’re All in This Together: Teamwork and Unity.” THEOLOGY OF WORK, Accessed June 12, 2019. https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/blog/were-all-together-teamwork-and-unity