Behavioral Science

What *You* Need To Know About Teamwork [Infographic]

by . September 23rd, 2014

Teamwork (or collaboration, to use a trendier term) is more complex than it sounds. This infographic explains why.

Management and leadership are among the most important ideas for any entrepreneur.  An enterprise lacks people with aptitude in either is invariably doomed. While these two ideas are pretty different in many respects, they’re both all about getting different people working towards common goals.

It’s not easy. Given how so many ventures new and old fail due to cluelessness and general mismanagement, a lot of study has been given to how to create environments that make for better teamwork.

Davitt-IG sent us another infographic that lays out stuff all entreps (and employees) should know:

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Behavioral sciences such as psychology and sociology  have proven themselves to be among our most potent tools for that very purpose. However, given that no two people are exactly alike, developing an environment that fosters the best out of your team is also undoubtedly an art. And like any artist, an entrepreneur will do well to learn from how others did their work while searching for their own style.

Some other things you should know:

  • Corny backronyms such as in the first part of the infographic have their place, but aren’t for everyone.
  • You can never exactly copy other people’s formulas for success, but you can learn from them.
  • Blind worship of pop culture leaderati *cough*Steve Jobs circlejerk*cough* is the opposite of leadership.
  • Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. That’s also the opposite of leadership.
  • Choosing people for skills vs cultural fit is a dilemma only you can answer.
  • Play Dungeons and Dragons for a better idea of how effective teamwork is done.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.

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