How to build effective teams
One of the biggest mistakes leaders and consultants have made is to create the impression that good teamwork means that everyone needs to like each other.
While it is nice to like your teammates, it is not necessary. It is necessary to have mature, adult, working relationships - an achievable goal.
Like me, I'm sure you've had or now have, a colleague you're not thrilled to work with, right? Someone who pushes your buttons or someone you'd prefer to avoid. Yet for you to do your job well, you need to be able to work effectively with him or her. You may need a very high level of technical expertise to do your job, but unless you can relate well with your co-workers - even your least favorite ones - your productivity and that of your business, can suffer.