The Right Choice Model is an effective teaching aid that will help you and your teammates choose your own set of unique and accountable “right” teamwork attitudes and behaviors.
It is your team’s collective Desire and your collective Willingness to change your minds that will create lasting team Accountability. See the Right-Minded Accountability image below.
Inspired by A Course in Miracles and other moral & ethical models, The Right Choice Model consists of two circles.
When difficult team problems occur, teammates have two options: 1) become an ally, or 2) become an adversary. When you are an adversary, you are a victim or a victimizer, always pointing the finger at others. This kind of behavior forms the lower loop, which describes the ineffective cycle of wrong-minded victimization.
When you choose to be an ally, you work collaboratively with your teammates to achieve team goals. You demonstrate positive and accountable work behaviors – the upper loop of the Model, or the cycle of successfully addressing problems using Right-Minded behavior and accountability.
The Right Choice Model also contains an important, Right-Minded question for teammates to use when difficult situations arise. It is:
“How did I create, promote, or allow this difficult situation to happen?”
In addition to details about how and when to use this question to address team conflict, this crucial question can be printed and distributed to teammates as a physical reminder (look for the printable Right Choice cards template that comes with this book). These cards also include the definition of Right-Minded accountability on the back, giving teammates a tangible way to remember and apply the Right Choice Model to make positive, team-oriented choices.
To learn more about this simple but powerful teaching model, pick up your copy of How to Apply the Right Choice Model: Create a Right-Minded Team That Works as One.