1. Trust-Building the Foundation of a Cohesive Team
Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team and can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another.
2. Conflict-Engaging in Healthy Conflict
Conflict is naturally uncomfortable, but productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas is essential for any great team to grow. When teams have a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, conflict simply becomes an attempt to find the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.
3. Commitment-Buying in on Decisions
Commitment is clarity around decisions, not consensus. With commitment, teams move forward with complete buy-in from every team member – including those who may initially disagree.
4. Accountability-Holding Team Members Accountable
It's easy to avoid difficult conversations, but calling out peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team is essential to productivity.