What Type of Team is Your Organization?

sport teamsAlthough all companies are unique, each company has employees who work together.  How those teams work together can vary greatly. Have you taken a look at your team dynamics lately?

Does your company operate like a baseball team?  Are you and your co-workers a bunch of superstars? Do you each work independently most of the time, each aware of company goals that you align with your personal goals? Does each superstar have his or her own timetable, striving to be the best at what he or she does?

Or does a football team best describe your organization? Does one dynamic leader set the goals and plan the overall business processes? If every one fulfills his or her part, does the whole team win?

More typically, successful companies are a mix of both–superstars and a team with direction working together. In other words, a basketball team. A good leader can inspire superstars to excel while working with other superstars, each with his or her own special talent.

With all this variety, each type of organization still has a common need: a need to document and share information.

A flexible project management system accessed over the Internet can supply your baseball superstars with access to information whenever and wherever they need it, be it 6 a.m. or 11 p.m.  (One, Two, Three Strikes, your competitor is out in the old ball game.)

A project management system with flexible access rights can allow each member of your football team to access the information and processes for one focus area. At the same time, it provides view access to other relative information.  (Win-Win for the Gipper!)

The same system can supply each member of your basketball team with both access to data and the ability to collaborate on projects and processes, along with fast access on computers, tablets, and smart phones. (Three-peat).

If you’d like to see how the Spitfire Project Management System works with your team dynamics, visit www.spitfiremanagement.com and request a free demo.

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About Dorothy McGovern

Dorothy McGovern (VP of Client Services at Spitfire) has been with Spitfire since Day 1. Prior to Spitfire, Dorothy worked at IBM and the National Aero Space Plane group at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (where she made a hole in one on the 18th hole on the same day she fell out of the golf cart. Since it was the 2nd time she had ever played golf, it seemed like a good day to retire from that sport.) The postings on this site are her own and don’t necessarily represent Spitfire's positions, strategies or opinions.

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