What does being a team really mean (as opposed to the way the word is often misapplied)
To “be a team” in my experience, means to:
- Share goal(s), to have a common purpose for working together
- Commit collectively to getting work done, in a spirit of collaboration
- Respect each other’s differences
- Trust that each person is competent, will raise issues and follow through on commitments
- Have the courage to remove obstacles in the team’s path, including resolving conflicts within the team
Those familiar with Scrum will notice my team attributes are based on the 5 core Scrum values.
These attributes are not easy to attain. It takes time to become a team, and a lot of hard work. Just ask my wife.
Now it is your turn to answer: what does being a team mean to you?