Sport and Team BuildingAmbire
The current market context of disruptive innovation, requires organizations to adopt an approach of coopetition,that is, collaboration in competition and, for people of active working age, continuous re-up skilling, with a focus on soft skills. In this scenario of continuous innovation, in which resistance to change is a natural defense of the individual, it becomes strategic for management to build and manage teams by adopting a more participative leadership style, in which the relational component is at the center of an interconnected process between the development of skills expected by the organization and those possessed by people. A leadership style that can modulate itself by moving from support to autonomy, based on the goals of the organization and the motivation and skills possessed by individuals, that is participatory and involves people in the process of change and learning, in order to develop greater responsibility and role awareness. It becomes strategic to build and manage teams motivated to achieve rapidly changing goals.
From team sports we can find many points of reflection for organizations to build and manage teams that are motivated and respond promptly to the changes required. At Ambire, in team building interventions, we use the metaphor of soccer with the help of professional coaches from the FIGC. What are the connections between a sport like soccer and team building? There are two basic elements: the team and the coach. .
In soccer, the concept of team is more powerful than the concept of team in that the transition from being in a group to being a group, from being a team to being a team, is fundamental to achieving challenging success.
But what is the difference between team and team?
Team is more than the sum of individuals, working with different and complementary skills to achieve common goals, but team implies collaboratione, communication, ,recognition and motivation of everyone toward a common purpose. Moreover, the main difference concerns the concept of individual responsibility. In the team, the concept of individual responsibility in achieving goals is stronger; in the team, members share responsibility in solidarity.
A team needs a coach. The coach in soccer aims not only to improve the skills of the individual and guide the team in achieving goals, but also to interconnect the skills, motivation and talents of individuals toward the achievement of a common goal. In the team, the collective is one;the coach is a leader who can generate positive visions, create hope and direct motivation, cultivate talent and improve skills.
From the soccer metaphor, then, people experience the transition from team to team in a context of collaboration and competition a context of collaboration and competition..