The majority of people are aware that Team Building is often suffocated by Politics.
As you are likely to know, workplaces aren’t always pleasant environments that encourage everyone to work towards an agreed-upon vision and purpose. Individuals and teams are usually higher in competition (Findlay, McKinlay, Marks & Thompson 2000). This is, of course, a factor in how you approach creating a team and supporting new teams.
The Pie is Only so Big, and Everyone Wants To Pick The Size
The tension between teams and individuals boils at the root of this issue: the lack of resources and ambitions in politics. It doesn’t take an expert to be aware of how this affects the building of teams.
Let me take a few questions:
Have you ever thought that you required a more significant resource allocation?
Did you ever need aid that five others also thought they required?
If not, you’re blessed. We’ve all been there. This is a simple fact that leads to competition that isn’t always healthy for the company or company. I would like to have an answer that is simple. However, there isn’t any.
The same ambitious individuals can cause similar competitions. It is possible to consider ambition. These are actually two aspects of one coin. People who are ambitious are those who are more ambitious than you or who would like you to be less successful than them.
Let me clarify the meaning behind it. The people who would like more than what you already have are those looking to gain a foothold by leveraging the success of other people. They are always looking for an advantage that can position them to be more prosperous.
People who wish to be less successful than you have fear losing their wealth or power. This type of group is represented by the blocking of access to resources. In reality, individuals or groups could act out with both motives to impede you and to achieve success in the face of opposition.
Are you in agreement with me thus far? Are you able to see that the employees in each group are genuinely working for the business? But, I’m not affirming that teams are brought to these points by following a Machiavellian agenda. Culture can be one of the significant factors that influence this type of behavior.
Let me show you how You Can Do to Reduce unhealthy competition in team building.
Step 1. Be proactive
Find out what the behavior of employees and teams is recognized informally and informal ways. Conduct an objective assessment of what the benefit to the company will be. If you are unable to do this objectively, you should hire an outside expert to conduct the evaluation.
What is evaluating rewards got to have to do with team development? Let me explain. You need team members who are verified and objective to grow your company or organization over time.
If the employees being considered for the team to have had a conflict with the members of the group (or group) in the past.
It is crucial to understand:
In the event that teams and team members belong to groups that existed prior to the merger
What could be the possible conflicts of interest? (Levi 2001)
Does there exist a past history that has been a source of conflicts (2001)
Do you see an actual or perceived power difference between the two groups (2001)
Do you think one group has a reason to believe that it is being mistreated within the company (2001)?
Step 2: Be Watchful
Be sure to watch for:
The team is uncooperative by causing a slowdown.
Our teams constantly dissatisfied with is one or more of the other group’s proposals.
The signs of feeling second-string with comments such as, “Those guys always get “… or “Not that anyone actually cares (Levi 2001). ”
Step 3: Be Responsive
Do something about it by:
Leaders of the teams in the teams.
Determine their value
Check out their beliefs that the company’s vision is
Engage with leaders to assist them in understanding the ways to be in alignment with their ideas and the values of their teams with the company’s values.
If your instincts tell you not to believe one or more leaders, then you must get out of their way (Tichy & Bennis, 2007).
Be hungry for excellence.