Like a great rock band, healthy teams amplify the diverse talents and skills of each member and harness the collective energy produced to move things forward. Learn what it takes to build a healthy and engaged team, why diversity in roles and perspectives is crucial to your team's success, and ways to lead a team that encourage communication and accountability.
Building Teams that Rock
Just like your favorite bands, teams come together in a variety of ways -- through careful planning, total happenstance, or around a special purpose. Regardless of the origin story, healthy teams share more than a few similarities. Discover the traits of healthy, effective teams and follow up by assessing your team effectiveness.
Ringo Starr may not be considered the greatest musician, but he will always be the drummer of what many consider to be the greatest band. Healthy teams are made up of individuals that understand and embrace the role they play. Learn about the roles people can play on a team and the importance of building a team with diverse talents, skills, and perspective.
Fleetwood Mac has been through a lot together (a lot), but they always find inspiration in the madness. Conflict is inevitable...but not always a bad thing. Healthy teams use conflict to innovate, improve communication, and set expectations. These activities explore causes of conflict in teams and ways to use and/or diffuse conflict if/when it arises.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most enigmatic lead singers in rock, but he also recognizes the power of having a great team backing you up . Leading a team also means being a part of the team. The resources shared in this section explore the impact great leadership can have on a team and ways to lead a team that encourage trust and communication.