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Which team makes your dream work?

Vesterin from Jobat wrote an interesting article based on the book by Silvia Prins, ‘Leading when the going gets tough’. The article ‘What kind of team do you work in?’ gave us some inspiration to identify different types of teams. But in which kind of team do you work?

The Professionals:

This group of colleagues is working very hard to achieve their objectives/goals. They are therefore not afraid to go the extra mile. The mutual communication is polite and professional. Their motto: “The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary”.

The Happy Family:

In the happy family the employees are more friends than colleagues, there is an informal and personal atmosphere. They don’t mind sharing their personal matters at the office. Questions such as ‘How did your date go’ and ‘Who wants to join our next city trip?’ regularly roll over the lips. One of the essential is the weekly afterwork drink that strengthens their bond even more. Also, joking around is part of showing their love for each other. “Let’s do After Work Out”

The Power Group:

These strong individuals determine their own group rules and expectations, solve problems and support shared responsibilities. They are motivated by freedom and autonomy in accomplishing their duties. They manage their task individually, but their main goal is to reach a common result! “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.”

The ‘BEST’ team:

This team makes it their personal goal to crush the competition and be the best! “Let’s eat them for breakfast” but also “take one for the team” belong to their top 3 quotes. They are strongly committed and loyal to each other. They are self-assured and have their own way of working. Nobody gets left behind, they are strong together. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality”

In reality, we notice that a team is not a fixed fact and the dynamics can strongly shift over time. The team is strongly influenced by external and internal factors in relation to both the group and the individual. This probably explains why it was so difficult for you to decide which team you are part of.