Should Your Team be Well-Balanced?

It’s not so that your team needs to be balanced. You need to know what your team’s focus is and what strengths are needed to meet that focus.

The Barcelona Soccer Team squad are all the same and all with the team’s strengths. They are dominating their league. They force the other teams to play to their style and the whole team is strong in their style.

I knew a team that was very creative. They brought in one person to be their process person. She drove everyone, including herself, nuts. I always wondered what happened there. I always assumed that they needed that process person and they just didn’t give her the space to do what she needed to do.

It could be that they were never going to use her processes and it was a matter of thinking they needed something they didn’t. It’s hard to say, because that project didn’t make it.

Daniel Pink author of Drive

Daniel Pink

Have a listen to this video of Daniel Pink and Marcus Buckingham talking about teams and strengths.
http://www.danpink.com/office-hours

Marcus Buckingham