Having a “balanced” team can be a blessing … or a curse
By Dirk Devis,
May 15, 2021
Within the context of team dynamics, it is well known that for an enterprise having a fully functional team, such a team needs to go through a process of: forming – storming – norming – to perform well within the enterprise.
However, within a group of strong-willed individuals, the storming and norming part of the process might actually be hectic. Specifically, where we have the needed complimentary- and balanced skillset but with opposing personal characteristics- and preferences like: being intuitive, innovative, fast paste with head in the clouds and being the visionary versus being sensory, looking after, slow paste with feet on the ground and being the implementer. Opposing characteristics and strengths are also being extrovert, dialoguing, warm and outgoing with a vibrant presence and being the people’s person versus being introvert, detailed and systemised, strong at controlling and discipline, with a cool calm collected and consolidating presence, being the technical analyser.
A way to facilitate this storming and norming process could be to introduce a common goal to work to as an overarching “Why” for working in harmony. However, with regard to the above mentioned different strong personalities and inherent strengths this might not totally work.
So, my question is: what else needs to happen and has to be implemented by this team to be a “blessing” in functioning within the enterprise; instead of being a “curse” as a dysfunctional team within the enterprise?
Within the spirit of collaboration, I now invite you to share some insights in answering the above question!
Looking forward to your feedback 😊