Teamwork: Part 1

SoftSkills 101 podcast topic on this week's episode is Teamwork. Listen in!Soft Skills 101 topic this week is teamwork.

Definition: team·work

the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.

Quote: As Andrew Carnegie once noted, teamwork “is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

Scripture Ecclesiastes 4:9 -4:12.

The family is the first “team” a child is a part of. A great family may or may not function as a great team.

Take a moment to think about and evaluate your family team.

    1. How is the team functioning?
    2. What can be improved?
    3. How are you providing leadership for your team?
    4. Develop your own team skills and those of your family members and together you’ll be able to step into the future with confidence.

Great teams:

  1. Hold each other accountable.
  2. Challenge each other to improve
  3. Set standards and expectation,
  4. Get rid of the status quo
  5. Get comfortable with discomfort

The Benefits of Teamwork

  1. Increase efficiency
  2. Improve communication
  3. Maximize output
  4. Create Support
  5. Increase innovation and creativity
  6. Boost performance and success

Relly Nadler outlined the core ingredients of a team in his article “Teamwork is an Unnatural Act” (businessexpertwebinars.com/content/ view/636/29/).

J. Richard Hackman, a pioneer in organizational behavior discovered that what matters most to team cohesion (i.e. team work) isn’t behavioral; rather, certain “enabling conditions” must happen

Team Building Activities:

  1. Games
  2. Playdates
  3. Chores
  4. Large house/property projects
  5. Traveling & camping together, practicing a foreign language
  6. Hospitality and serving together
  7. Read-alouds
  8. Bible study/prayer together -ACTS
  9. Working out together
  10. Setting and meeting a financial goal
  11. Cooking, cleaning, gardening together.

CTA:  Evaluate where your family is at working together as a team.

Using Teamwork in your homeschool https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/using-teamwork-in-your-homeschool/

Using Gaming as an Elective https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/larping-roleplaying/

Tween and Teen Book Recommendations https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/tween-teen-books-recommendations-from-our-writing-club/

10 Reasons to Join a Homeschool Club https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/10-reasons-to-join-a-homeschool-club/

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