Effective Teamwork

Part of the amazing team of Mittarbeiter that worked to carry out Teenfreitzeit 2016. 

As a leader in a church, you've probably realized by now that you just aren't able to do everything that needs to be done in your church by yourself. In fact, hopefully you've also realized that there are people in your faith community who are better equipped than you to lead and carry out certain parts of your church's activity and life. Effective and cohesive teamwork is vital in the life of the church if we are going to be the hands of feet of Jesus. It is our job as leaders to invest in the lives of our teammates and build healthy teams. 

A fantastic resource in dealing with teamwork comes from Author and Speaker Patrick Lencioni. Here is a quick video from him on teamwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJTtlKV-bhQ

He talks about the "Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team" being Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. To learn more about these behaviors further and the work of Patrick Lencioni and the Wiley Workplace check out http://www.fivebehaviors.com/About.aspx

What about your experience with Teams? What works? What doesn't?