Promoting Team Health or Sabotaging It – How Do We Do That?

Laura Mae Gardner, Wycliffe

Diversity is the most difficult thing to manage and the most dangerous thing to be without."  And most teams are diverse.  There are many ways to shoot a team down, and a few essential elements in a healthy team.  Two sabotaging behaviors are unforgiveness/bitterness and attitudes toward authority. Why are these so significant?  Two essential behaviors are relational integrity and communication that is clear, unambiguous, delivered with clarity and courage.  We will examine these sabotaging and healthy behaviors by looking at case studies of some good teams, and some bad ones.