Cooperation is an important building block of any team. A good basis is a shared vision and shared values (see company culture deck). Also, think about leadership styles such as shared leadership, servant leadership, democratic and/or authoritarian leadership, etc.
The question is: what makes a team a dream team, what makes a team rise above itself, what makes the whole more than the sum of its parts – a mix of decisive and serving players?
When building a good team, pay attention to these points:
Think of current insights such as Agile working.
Patrick Lencioni has studied the topic of team development and identified five factors that distinguish high-performance teams from “normal” teams.
What makes a team effective? And what interferes with good cooperation?
Knowledge about the five team dysfunctions help you to identify resistance and obstacles so you can work on eliminating them.
Real team players sacrifice their own position for the end result of the team. That starts with the leader who also dares to take the risk of failure. As a manager, show the desired behavior, live by example.