I watched Celebrity Apprentice last night as Donald Trump destroyed the unity within two teams. How did he do it? While both teams worked well together, he demanded that each team pick one or two people to blame. They protested, saying that all team members contributed. Trump insisted that they pick a couple people to blame. Naturally, the blamed person defended themselves and the bickering began. When the women’s team leader tried to focus on the future, Trump shut her down. Unity and harmonious relationships makes boring TV.
What about your organization? Does blaming and bickering destroy the unity and teamwork you require? If you focus on preventing similar problems in the future rather than blaming individuals for past mistakes, your team will thank you. The harmony it creates makes an exciting work atmosphere, even if it makes for boring TV.
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