Right-Minded Teamwork asserts that as teammates, you either work together as allies, or you pull apart, viewing each other as adversaries.
Allies work towards achieving team goals. Adversaries work towards individual elevation, which separates and divides the team.
To determine whether you are in an ally or adversary mindset, ask yourself, Do I want to be right, or do I want our team to be successful? Allies want to be part of a successful team. Adversaries want to be right, no matter the cost.
As an adversary, Ego is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive. More persuades you to compete with your teammates. As an ally, Reason is a mythological character and symbolic guide who shows you how to think and behave in a Right-Minded way. As your Right-Minded teacher, Reason helps you differentiate and choose between Right-Minded and wrong-minded attitudes and behaviors. More says the opposite. Reason gently reminds you that Oneness is a psychological state of mind. It can be described in many ways using phrases such do no harm, and work as one. Separateness is its opposite. More prevents true success. There cannot be Oneness is a psychological state of mind. It can be described in many ways using phrases such do no harm, and work as one. Separateness is its opposite. More or collaboration where there is competition.
As the The Right Choice Model uses the term “Decision-Maker” to describe the part of you that chooses to listen to Ego or Reason. More, you choose to follow either Reason or Ego. You either collaborate or compete. You are an ally or adversary. There is no middle ground.
If you choose to follow Reason and become an ally, you embrace and live your team’s A Work Agreement is a collective teammate promise to transform non-productive, adversarial behavior into collaborative teamwork behavior. More. If you decide to follow Ego, you become an adversary, creating a battleground inside yourself and your team.
To transform competitive adversaries into collaborative allies, start by following the The model is a teaching aid that helps your team choose a set of unique, “right” teamwork attitudes and behaviors. More, creating team Work Agreements, and applying the Achieving Right-Minded Teamwork involves adopting an attitude of mindfulness. These 7 Lessons teach how to do no harm and work as one. More.
In this short story, we will meet three characters: Reason, Ego and the Decision-Maker. Each plays a key role in creating or destroying teamwork. More: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Team That Works Together as One.