18 August 2006

Team Building

Yesterday I spent all day with a team. We had filled in a survey about our preferred working styles and we found out just what style we were along with all the other team members. Although the presenter mentioned "with your permission" when reading out what style we all were - I don't actually recall giving that permission.

Photograph by Redune

Not that it really mattered - I wasn't particularly surprised at the places on the team wheel where we were placed - there is a lot of good perception going on all the time about how people prefer to work. Once you get to know someone, you know what irks them and what floats their boat.

What doesn't go on nearly so effectively is actually adapting to various working styles and being prepared, willing and able to accommodate them. Some people do that more of the time than others. Let's see if our good intentions make a difference.