INTENT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM
Organisations can be described as a team sport in which there is a task that needs to get done and this task is passed around between members of a team or between teams within an organisation. Fundamentally, each interaction of passing the task between team members can have one of two characters: it can either be fundamentally competitive, or it can be fundamentally cooperative/collaborative. It is fundamentally competitive when both parties go into the interaction wanting to win or come first. The interaction becomes cooperative/collaborative when at least one of the members shifts their intent in the interaction to how they can set the other up to succeed.
Teams are fundamentally healthy and effective when the average interaction is one of collaboration rather than competition. Teams succeed when individuals within the team are all trying to set each other up to succeed. This is what being a giver means in the context of a team.
Apart from Leadership Excellence, Schuitema Group has identified four other variables that contribute to this collaborativeness between peers.
How We Work
How we work consists of 4 main pillars within Leadership Excellence: