I have heard from many years now that there is no ‘I’ in TEAM. This is a motivational moment for many, but how often do supervisors, managers or team leaders use this.
I recently heard how one supervisor said this employee marks the standard. If you want to do a good job, you should follow his lead.
I wonder, if we are on a TEAM, how can he say that. I believe that they should be comparing our TEAM with other teams. I think that in order to motivate, we all should be held up and together as a team.
There is a place for the ‘I’ speech. One the bench, while the remainder of the TEAM is out performing, you can speak with each team member on his own and express your expectations. But you should express your expectations as a team though.