Understanding teamwork and training as a team are significant to the overall success of the group. However, there are some “do’s and don’ts” to the process.
Training and working as a team does not place everyone in an equal position. There are specific roles each member must fulfill for the unit to function properly.
Training and working as a team does place everyone on the same page. When goals are communicated and understood, everyone understands their specific tasks to reach the goals.
Training as a team has great advantages in the teams overall health and growth. When we work together, the team wins.
Growing up in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, basketball practices were filled with efforts by players who coveted a starting position on the team.
We learned leadership based on teamwork. Those days laid a foundation for understanding spiritual leadership where the same is true. It is leadership based on teamwork.
Leadership is often viewed as a lonely position. This is not true for spiritual leaders.
We are a team. We must work together as a team. If we are going to change the world, we need Christ and we need each other!
We should all strive to get involved on this team.
One of the great challenges for leaders in any organization, yet one most needed, is the ability to work well with others.
Amy Poehler says, “As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
Anytime a leader begins to think it is quicker and easier to do the job themselves, they lose focus on one of the greatest opportunities in the arena of leadership.
When a leader feels threatened by those who think outside the box or by colleagues who are talented-gifted and demonstrate ability, they cannot achieve genuine success in leadership.
Poehler’s thought is exactly right. From a leadership perspective, life changes in proportion to our willingness to be open to work with others, to learn from their ideas, to be challenged and inspired.
If we really want to multiply the strength of the church, we need to learn the true art of teamwork.
Train as a team!
Understanding teamwork and training as a team is obviously significant to the overall success of the group. However, there are some “do’s and don’ts” to fully comprehend training as a team.
Training and working as a team does not place everyone in an equal position. There are specific roles each member must fulfill in order for the unit to function properly. Problems will arise when anyone in a leadership position begins to navigate on their own and no longer follows the proper organizational flow of communication and authority.
Training and working as a team does place everyone on the same page. When a unit works as a team the goals are communicated and understood. Every individual understands their specific tasks to reach the goals. Also, each person is diligent to fulfill their responsibilities without casting blame on someone else for not carrying their weight.
Training as a team has great advantages for the development of any organization. This is especially true within the area of spiritual leadership. When we work together, each fulfilling our necessary roles, the group wins.