The purpose in forming an organization is to create a place where individuals achieve collectively what they cannot accomplish alone.
According to Christopher Avery, author of Teamwork Is An Individual Skill, “Becoming skilled at doing more with others may be the single most important thing you can do to increase your value—regardless of your level of authority.”
Pulling Doers together to form a team is much like constructing a sand castle on the beach. When a high tide comes in, a portion of the castle may be washed away and need rebuilding. A rogue wave could knock down the whole structure and leave only a trace outline of what was once there. Continually forming and reforming is the challenge Doers have to face, which is why it is called teamwork.
Overcoming this challenge will require the application of a new ideology—a set of factors upon which Doers can get to know and trust one another by working together on the same tasks at the same time. The guiding principles that help Doers to form task-oriented relationships can also be used to prepare Doers for working in collaboration with others.
Once relationships begin to form, all that is needed is a way to pull Doers together around a common task. Fortunately, there is a very practical, easy-to-use process known as Responsibility Charting that does just that. In the series of Blogs that follow, you will learn how to enhance your effectiveness as a Doer by introducing this highly effective process throughout your sphere of influence.