What Is Right Choice?
Right Choice is a teaching model that promotes Right-Minded, accountable work behavior.
When teammates make wrong-minded choices, they follow Ego into a land of victimization and self-interest.
The Right Choice Model teaches teammates how to wake up from Ego’s nightmare and follow Reason into the land of collaboration and ally behavior
What Is the Right Choice Model?
The Right Choice Model is a tool to help you and your teammates make the conscious choice to follow your team’s right attitudes and behaviors.
The model, printed on your computer and given to your teammates, is available in a 3×4 inch card and an 8×11 inch poster. It consists of two parts.
The first part contains two loops. The upper loop describes Right-Minded Accountability, and the lower loop defines victimization.
The other part presents the Right-Minded Accountability definition plus the important Right-Minded question that moves you and your teammates back into your right minds.
Free Will. 100% Responsbility
Right Choice promotes the concept that every person has free will. Free will means you are 100% responsible for how you respond to every situation, circumstance, and event that happens.
When difficult team situations occur, you either:
- act as an ally, choosing to demonstrate accountable, responsible, and Right-Minded behaviors
- choose to be adversarial, reacting to the difficult situation by becoming a victim or victimizer and demonstrating wrong-minded behaviors.
Wrong choices lead to victimization, blame, and punishment among teammates. They guarantee solutions are not found because teammates are too busy pointing fingers at others and defending themselves.
Right-Minded choices, or Right Choices, are the only sane response to challenging team situations. Why? Because teammates who demonstrate the Right actions and behaviors find real solutions to their problems.
Who Decides What Is Right?
You and your teammates collectively choose your team’s Right attitudes and behaviors.
Below are four examples of Right-Minded Teamwork Attitudes & Behaviors. You will find the full list of over 30 attitudes and behaviors in several RMT books, including How to Apply the Right Choice Model: Create a Right-Minded Team That Works as One. You can adapt and adopt them for use in your team.
Example Right-Minded Attitudes & Behaviors
We demonstrate contrarian competition and power struggles [Ego], or we demonstrate collaboration and synergy [Reason].
We exhibit victimization behavior [Ego] or we demonstrate accountable and responsible behavior [Reason].
We believe mistakes are bad and obsess over them [Ego] or we choose to believe “we are not our mistakes” and learn from them [Reason].
We embrace and demonstrate forgiveness when mistakes happen [Reason]. We hold grievances or tell ourselves and others that we will never forgive or forget [Ego].
You Only Have Two Choices
The Right Choice Model teaches that you only have two choices regarding how you respond to every difficult situation.
Yes – only two.
You can either follow Reason, who teaches Right-Minded attitudes, or you can follow Ego, who teaches victimization and blame. In all team situations, you, the Decision-Maker, choose one or the other.
Please ask your Decision-Maker to listen carefully: there are many variations of those two choices. Nevertheless, there are still just two.
There is no compromise in this regard. At all times, you are either mindful, or you are mindless. You are either following Reason or Ego. You are in your right mind or your wrong mind. The choice is always yours.
What is “Right” in Right-Minded Teamwork?
It is worth stating and restating: Right-Minded Teamwork has nothing to do with right-brain thinking or right-wing viewpoints.
RMT has everything to do with what you and your teammates collectively decide is “right.”
Your team’s choices – captured in your team Work Agreements – on what acceptable work behavior and efficient processes look like define your team’s Right-Minded Teamwork “thought system.” The “right” way of doing, being, and behaving is the way that is right for your team.
The “right” way [the Right Choice] is how your team decides you will do no harm and work as one.
So, how do you start the team’s discussion about what is right?
You begin by introducing Right-Minded Teamwork to your team (see below: get started with a FREE ebook) and applying the tools and exercises – especially Right Choice – that are presented in these books.
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Why Consider Right-Minded Teamwork?
There are many common “team-building” practices out there. Three common team-building avenues include: education, games, and social events. As far as real team building goes, none of these approaches is effective. Not one of them produces proven reliable results.
If you have participated in them, you know what I mean. (For more on why such exercises are not reliable team-building tools, read this article, “10 Worst Team Building Exercises.”)
Still, many well-meaning team leaders continue to use these ineffective tactics, trying to make them work. Usually, this is because they do not realize there is a better way.
Real-World Team-Building: The Better Way!
A real-world team-building approach is the better way. It is also the most reliable way to achieve and sustain high-performance teamwork because it directly addresses real issues in a non-confrontational and compassionate way.
NEWS: Right-Minded Teamwork is a real-world, team-building process. Applied intentionally, it has the power to transform your team, bringing you together to work as one, and allow you to achieve – or even exceed! – your team’s goals.
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Reason, Ego & the Right-Minded Teamwork Myth: the Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Teamwork Works together as One is a thorough and comprehensive introduction to this ultimate and real-world team-building method.
The ebook will always be FREE so why not download it now? Scan the content and read what grabs your attention, and I promise you will know if Right-Minded Teamwork is for you and your team.
If you say “yes” to RMT, everything you need to create and sustain Right-Minded Teamwork is in these eight books.
Dan Hogan, Certified Master Facilitator