The New Culture of Teaming – Building Organization Teams
We sometimes talk about organizations like there are no people in them. As though an organization and people are two separate things. When the reality is, without people, there is no organization.
Teams are the engine of every organization. When we look at our global economy and our global workforce, we see people being asked to team in ways they never have had to do before. As a result, we now have new word in the workplace; “TEAMING”. It used to be that teams were static. People would form a team and they might remain in the same team, often times for years. Right now, teams might come together for three months or three weeks in order to collaborate on a project and then the team will disband, never to come together again as they move on to new projects and new teams.
A world of creative possibilities is opening up in the culture of organizations.
This new paradigm of teaming has created a mindset issue because people have to start thinking differently about how they connect with other people. People now need to internalize that they might not work with all the same people every day, and are faced with trusting and connecting with new co-workers much more quickly.
As humans, we often do not want to connect deeply or quickly with people we don’t know. There is comfort in the familiar. In order to work effectively in teams, there has to be an openness to learn to trust and connect with each other quickly or no one will be very effective in getting the work done. The upside of teaming is the connection to people, culture and ideas which allows space for new experiences, opportunity and growth and to participate in different projects that in the past may not have been possible.
People are opening up to fresh ways to navigate the teaming culture and looking for innovative ways to work together. Certainly the older organizational models, as we know them, do not work nearly as well in this fast paced global work world.
We can’t continue to keep talking, researching and writing books about it. We’ve got to actually bring it to the table it and figure out a way to do it. That is a big shift in many organizations right now.
That is where the Cultural Brilliance Team comes in…