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Three Characteristics of Supercharged Teams

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Year published:2020
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Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, said “It is teamwork that is the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” His conclusion that teamwork is rare, is concerning considering that we spend a significant amount of time working in teams. As if understanding and finding success in one team wasn’t challenging enough, the Center for Creative Leadership notes that 95% of people report participating in multiple teams at one time. We need to better understand ways to create teams that truly give the competitive advantage.  
 
There are several characteristics of teams that give it the power that Lencioni refers to. Powerful teams are made up of engaged team members, creative problem-solving, and, most importantly, a results-driven mindset. Highly engaged team members are more productive, happier, healthier, and they stay with organizations longer. On the other hand, employees who are not engaged suck the life out of teams.  
In addition to the characteristics powerful teams have, there are also key times where successful teams come together, set the stage for dysfunction or fall apart completely. Those key times are during change and conflict. Everyone is experiencing some sort of change. Change is hard, and we’ll discuss steps you can use on your teams to lead through change. Conflict is another trying time for teams. The first thing we must remember is that conflict is not necessarily bad. Teams that are powerful know how to have healthy and respectful conflict and move together, not a part, following conflict.
 
Presenter: Kevin Royce Johnson, P.E. 
Kevin Johnson is a Vice President/Principal and Freese and Nichols, Inc. Division Manager for N. Texas PMCM (Program Management/Construction Management), Facilities (Architecture, MEP & Structural) and Oil & Gas Group. He has been with Freese and Nichols his entire 20 yr career and has the opportunity to work on multi-Billion Projects for DFW Airport, Texas High Speed Rail and Bois d’Arc reservoir, the first major reservoir built in Texas in 30 yrs. Kevin is involved in the Preston Trail Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and was the Chapter’s 2017 Engineer of the Year and was planning Chair for the TSPE 2020 Conference.  
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