Today, some helpful humor and a preview of thoughts to come. …
I’ve been blogging about teams in several contexts: performance, assessments, team building and coaching. A key tenet of our perspective is the importance of the six core team competencies: engagement, collaboration, innovation, trust, empowerment and awareness. Since we’ve promoted these competencies, they’ve begun to gain acceptance in Europe and China as fundamental to creating high performing teams. We thought we’d have a little fun and make them easier to remember, so here’s a helpful acronym:
If you prefer poetry, then consider this mnemonic:
For teams it’s nice to EAT ICE!
Hopefully one of these shortcuts will make the core team competencies “sticky” for you.
One another note, these competencies can have a huge impact externally with extended teams. For example, services firms, and consulting firms in particular, deliver projects through teams comprised of members from both the firm and the client. Complex sales also result from internal as well as external resources. The same is true in supplier relationships. These points will be developed further in my next blog. But think about the possibilities. They could be game changing.