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Are you a part of a Team? Or, simply a member in a Group?

For many of you perhaps, Team or Group does not make much difference.
Or, you may not be clear what is Team and what is Group.

A Group or a Team? – Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO Rakuten Inc.
Every Monday at Rakuten, every single person cleans his or her workspace.
This has been the practice at my company even back when we had ten employees.
It doesn’t matter if you are fresh out of college or a senior executive – we all get on our knees and make sure even the legs of our chairs are polished. Even I do this.

Why is this important?
It’s part of what elevates us from group to team.
A group is a gathering of people, each with their own established roles.

Many people used the words team and group interchangeably, but there are actually a number of differences between them in real world applications. A team’s strength depends on…

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Are you ready to unlearn?

The teacher will appear when the student is ready to learn.

Regardless of your industry or geography, the world around you is changing more and more quickly. Whether it be the rise and fall of Blockbuster video, or Apple’s passing Blackberry as the number one mobile tech brand, you don’t have to look far to see that nothing remains as constant as change. Gone are the days of “buy and hold” investments. The challenge of today’s managers is to lead a culture that is innovative and change-ready.

Organizations embedding a coaching culture foster superior engagement and performance. It is not guaranteed that everyone can be coached to change or adapt to their organization’s changing needs/objectives. Sometimes a manager and colleagues can see the need for a team member to change/adapt, however that person remains unconvinced.

Determine your coach readiness

It’s not easy for you to change habits or behaviors unless you choose to.
You should have a reason to change.
You may not like to “be changed” by others, but…

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