When a client asks me if I do team-building, I typically answer their question with a question of my own: “Team-building for what?” Teams need a common purpose and a shared set of performance goals that the individuals involved can’t achieve on their own. In these cases, the motivation to succeed builds the team naturally. That’s how I like to build teams.
“Our group will be looking for a teamwork session sometime soon. We did a review of the one we did two years ago and you’d be quite amazed at how much people felt they had changed as a result.”
– Dr. Jeff Cooper, former Executive Director, Center for Medical Simulation, Partners Healthcare