How do you turn a group of people into a team?

Extract from “How do you turn a group of people into a team?” by Leanne Schaeffer, Boileau Communications.

It’s not uncommon for companies to require different skill sets for different positions. That’s very true for our company. What makes a great copywriter is different from what makes a great video producer. They will tackle problems differently, visualize differently, and maybe even communicate differently. Sure, they can get along, but how do you turn them into a team?

If you visit our office, you will see posters on the wall of each of our favorite movies. Seeing Pretty Woman next to Star Wars by itself is a reminder that we have some very different personalities here. My poster features “The Sandlot”, a movie where a ragtag group of grade schoolers come together one summer to play baseball. So let’s use that as a starting point.

I found out that they never kept score, they never choose sides, they never even really stopped playing the game.

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