June 15, 2020

Not everyone fits

Dead End

A team is made of people. A strong team has strong people. The strongest team has strong people who know how to work together and also know what they have to do in pursuit of shared and agreed gaols. The strongest performing teams of all are the ones who’ve worked the alchemy of getting the best from one another, who know and understand each others strengths and play to them, who commit and focus and deliver.

Great teamwork overcomes many weaknesses. The weakness that can’t be overcome is a team member who can’t play in a team.

Some people, some extremely strong people, can’t function as part of a team. When that happens – and if you still need their skills – find a way to carve them out of the team and into the position of a component supplier, where all that matters is the delivery date.

Skippy strategy: Not everyone fits.