Finding the correct balance between the individual and the team can be difficult to pin down (see any episode from any season of MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge – on second thought, don’t).
You see, you don’t want to conform so much that you stifle your key players, but you don’t want your employees – or even whole departments – focused only on reaching their individual goals.
In the article, “Balance the Individual and Team for Top Performance,” finding a happy medium between the team and the individual is examined thoroughly – with references to Star Wars and Monty Python’s Life of Brian along the way.
If you’re a fan of either of those movies, I assume you are already searching for the link. Here it is – click it to read about balancing the team and individual in the workplace.