Team Working: The Power of Using Real Life Comparisons

Delivering a training course recently, I was really impressed how one group used real life comparisons to illustrate some of the characteristics of the best teams. 

As an example, one pointed to one of the reasons a choir works so well is that everyone has a very clearly defined role.  Team members in business teams also need to have clearly defined roles.

So often it is all too easy to fall into the trap of looking at things such as business challenges through a limited business lens. 

I wonder just how many more ideas we could generate if we simply looked beyond a single lens and drew on the wealth of experiences that we all have.

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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