Right-Minded Teamwork is a real-world team building method.
Therefore, it’s the best way, the right-minded way, to create high-performance teamwork.
No silly team games, outdoor exercises, or socials are in Right-Minded Teamwork. In other words, those are not valid team building methods. There is no need for you to use them.
In this book, you will learn how to facilitate and incorporate these 9 choices using straightforward exercises. These 9 choices are integrated into the 5 elements of Right-Minded Teamwork.
If you are a team team, take these steps to incorporate the 9 Right Choices into your team.
First, ask all teammates to read the book and complete the exercises.
Second, in team meetings, discuss the choices, and create team work agreements. Continue until you have addressed all 9 choices.
Third, utilize the 9 choices teammate survey to track your team’s performance.
Finally, celebrate your team’s achievements.
If you are a team facilitator, incorporate Right-Minded Teamwork: 9 Right Choices into your team building facilitation practice.
- When you apply this team building method, your client teams will more readily achieve their team goals.
- That means you will create more satisfied customers who will endorse and recommend you to other teams.
- Consequently, you will feel a strong sense of accomplishment. Why? Because you helped your client resolve their real issues.
Here are Reason’s 9 Right Choices
Above, we stated that Right-Minded Teamwork is Reason’s real-world Team Building. Reason is your Right-Minded teacher, a mythological character and symbolic guide who shows teammates how to think and behave in a Right-Minded way. Reason helps differentiate between right and wrong-minded attitudes and behaviors. Reason is the opposite of Ego. Reason instructs you in how to implement these 9 Right Choices.
- Make the Right-Minded Choice.
- There is no difficulty in making a right-minded choice once your team has committed to achieving Right-Minded Teamwork.
- Oneness or Separateness.
- Choose to behave as one unified team so that you achieve 100% customer satisfaction.
- Your team will not live oneness at first, but making a wholehearted commitment is the first step.
- Be patient. Move toward your team’s definition of Right-Minded Teamwork by conducting team building workshops once every three months.
- Right-Minded communication – ends separateness.
- Right-Minded communication is effective and kind. Above all, it’s the right way.
- It flows from those who are committed to and who live the first two choices above.
- Meaningful Vision – making your team’s dream come true.
- A meaningful team vision provides the context for choosing right-minded behaviors and your team’s continuous-improvement operating system.
- Work Agreements – bring people together as one.
- A team that actively lives its Work Agreements is a team that has established an environment in which teammates forgive past mistakes in the present so that the team more readily achieves its full potential in the future.
- Critical Few—no more full plate; complete important tasks first.
- Right-minded teams complete their critical few tasks first. In other words, they don’t get diverted by the trivial many.
- Mistakes Happen—correct them; don’t punish people.
- Correcting mistakes is natural and safe for right-minded teammates. Why? Because they know that doing so is one of the most sensible ways to learn.
- Conflict Happens—go to the playground, not the battleground.
- When conflict occurs, right-minded teammates rise above the battleground. Therefore, they are more able to offer constructive solutions.
- Recognition—makes it easier to keep going.
- Giving and receiving authentic recognition for a job well done feeds team spirit. As a result, it fuels Right-Minded Teamwork processes.
Right-Minded Teamwork Testimonials
A fast read that takes you straight to the root of team dysfunctions and gives you proven, step by step tools to improve team function and deliver results. I have paid $1000’s for team training and workshops that are better summarized here. I am glad to be reminded to choose Reason over Ego and stay in my right mind. Robin Hensley, Sr. Director
The author of this guide (you) is all-knowing and has clearly and in a pithy way documented the nine steps to bringing a team together. That togetherness and one-mindedness are key elements to an average team doing extraordinary things. Your work provides a roadmap to use in building a team that works. Again, thank you. I always enjoyed our time together and appreciate all you did for me and my teams. Alan Kleier, Former GM/VP, Chevron
In Right-Minded Teamwork, Dan separates the fun and games of team bonding from the hard work (the muck & mire) of team building. The author presents an in-depth model for real-world team-building in a realistic, direct and safe manner. This is a book that you will use and wear out. Right-Minded Teamwork is also a support system, providing a rich array of resources. Patrick Carmichael, VP Best Practices Institute, Former Head Talent Management Saudi Aramco
What’s great about the book is that in addition to the process outlined, the author provides supplemental resources and links to additional information to help you out. Lauren Bailey, Engineer, Chevron
“… I successfully used the principles of Right-Minded Teamwork in a community mediation. I recommend Right-Minded Teamwork to any mediator engaged in dysfunctional behavior in community mediation. Rick Murray, JD/PhD Exec. Director Dispute Resolution Center of the Northwest
Join Robin, Alan, Patrick, Lauren and Rick.
Use these 9 Right Choices to build Right-Minded Teamwork.