Bulletproof Teams

What is the core component of every successful organization? The work team.

How do you make a team strong? Begin with the right foundation.

You see, building a team is like building a house. After deciding what you want your house to look like and obtaining a plan, what’s the first thing you do? Lay a solid foundation, say concrete reinforced with steel.

But you don’t have to.

No, you could build a great house without laying a solid foundation. You could make it beautiful and, for a while, it would serve you well.

Right up until the rain fell and the wind blew. Then your house would start to crack and, if the stressors were high enough, it would crumble to the ground.

Same way with a team.

But with a work team the foundation is not concrete. It’s trust. Oh you don’t have to lay a firm foundation of trust. No, you can create a team without it. It will still look like a team and, for a while, it will serve you well.

But when the stress comes and the deadlines loom, your team will start to crack. If the workload is high enough, it may crumble before your very eyes.

Not so with a bulletproof team.




The difference is the bulletproof culture. Here is what team members say:

1. High performance is expected.

2. We make sacrifices for the good of the mission and the team.

3. We genuinely care about one another.

4. We trust each other implicitly and prove it by allowing ourselves to be vulnerable.

5. We love what we do because we are good at it and we believe that what we do matters.

6. We encourage each other and hold each other accountable.

7. Being on this team is a privilege.




How can you make your team bulletproof?

Start by taking our free bulletproof teams assessment. At least then you will know where you stand.

Next, get to know each other a little better. Remember that the objective is trust and we don’t trust people we don’t know. We suggest getting to know each other as people, not just as coworkers.

Maybe even do some real teambuilding.

Not just going bowling or playing golf together – but an activity with a specific purpose. See this page for our unique teambuilding options or refer to our resource page for more ideas.

Let us know if we can help. Use our contact page or call at 479-644-1717.