I really love it when a team finally becomes “alive”. Anyone who has played on a sport or ever worked on a major project (theater, music events, etc) knows what I’m talking about. There’s that tipping point where a group of people who work together realize that they’re relying on each others’ strengths/weaknesses, and start talking frankly about how to optimize. There’s a rhythm that’s established, there’s excitement that happens whenever everyone’s clicking, there’s really awesome sense of ownership and purpose whenever it happens.
I love it. It’s the best thing to happen in an organization.
Of course, people on the outside may say “hey, why didn’t that start from the beginning?” And the reason is that we had to 1.) get a good leader in place 2.) come up with a gameplan 3. ) get everyone on the same page to make this happen.
The hardest part was getting a good leader who was able to lead. Then it took a bit of time for all the members used to that person.
But now…it’s go-mode! The team is alive, ALIVE!