Friday, January 15, 2010

Teams

My team got assigned its new batch of work yesterday (we get a new batch of work on roughly a weekly basis now) and two people offered to take all of it on. Then when I was having a one to one with one of those two people she offered to take on the entire next allocation of work, which is a generous offer that I shall take her up on. It is interesting seeing how different people perceive ‘teamliness’. Some seem to think that if they aren’t being given as much work as everyone else that their colleagues will interpret that as them “not pulling their weight”, whereas others see that the work that has to be done is everybody’s “problem” so sometimes they will get more work than others and at other times less. I am really glad that the two people from my previous team came with me to the new one because they are really good at being good team players and just rolling their sleeves up and getting on with it.

This weekend I have more training for my volunteering. I could really do without it because I could just do with catching up on some sleep, whereas I have to get up at about 7.30am for the training. Anyway, hopefully the worst of my cold is gone and I will return to normal function levels.

Have a good weekend all.

6 comments:

y said...

I'd love to have a team. 'My Team'. It sounds great!

Random Reflections said...

Y - I think whether having a team is great depends on the team!

y said...

That's true..

Random Reflections said...

y - oh yes indeed...

Kahless said...

Indeed!

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - I think I will see evidence of that this week as I am going to another team's meeting. I think they are more "challenging"...