We’ve all heard that “There is no “i” in team.” This updated variation which finds the “i” hidden in the the “a-hole” has been making its way around on social media recently. And while it’s funny, it’s not really true. Your team needs an “i” in fact it needs plenty of them.
A team is a collection of individuals coming together for a shared purpose. Just remember that ‘Winning Team’ has more i’s than ‘Losing Team.’ Here are some of the important i’s in team:
I care about my team’s success.
I will do whatever it takes to help my team.
I want to contribute to my team’s success.
I will step up and take on that extra task for my team.
I trust my teammates.
I value my teammates.
I will help any teammate who is struggling.
I applaud the efforts of my teammates.
I appreciate how my team supports my efforts.
I am proud of my team.
I bet you can think of more.
– Rob Schnapp (there’s no “i” in Rob Schnapp)