Acorn White Paper : Primary Purpose and Leadership
Our first paper began this series on developing Highly Effective Teams by demonstrating the return on investment gained by achieving a high performing team in contrast to a highly effective group of individuals.
We gave an overview of the benefits and challenges in becoming a high performing team, and highlighted the role of Team Coaching in accelerating and supporting their development.
In this the second paper in the series we turn our attention to the importance and impact of Primary Purpose and Team Leadership in creating an effective team.
The Primary Purpose is important in that it has caused the team’s existence. Within this dimension of our Team Coaching model, the team and its leader have to lay the foundations of the twin imperatives; achievement of the primary purpose and developing effective teamwork.
Unfortunately, much of this is assumed to be so obvious it doesn’t need stating and that great teamwork arises spontaneously. Neither is true.