New teams don't work well yet.

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

I started a new company years ago and hired ten all new people to work as a team.  While they were great people, it didn’t really gel for a while.  People jockeyed for position and didn’t really care about each other yet.

A superstar NFL coach was hired for a team that was 2-14.  They went on to win the Superbowl.  But, the year after the coach took over they were still 2-14.

It takes a while for new people to get to know each other, build trust, understand each other’s skills, and develop the relationships that make people really want to pull for each other.

How’s your team doing?

Mike Mitchell

It is important to understand this process. Have confidence that it will work (assuming you’re going about it the right way). “Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing” – those are the stages of a team that I’ve learned to expect.

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