tl,dr: There are three parts to making a commitment and maintaining accountability: We say we’ll do it. We mean it. We actually do it.
I don’t recall exactly where I read this: Teamwork is a worthy goal. And there is no disputing that it is uniquely powerful – enabling groups of people to achieve more collectively than they could have ever imagined doing apart. However, the demands of real teamwork cannot be underestimated. On high performance …
Has the team’s daily stand-up lost a bit of freshness? How might you know? See if you can detect any of the following indicators:
No one seems to be listening to anyone else
Someone is giving waaaaaay too much detail
People are just reporting status: “I’ve been doing my job”
Lack of peer accountability
General dearth of energy
High Performance Defined From Wikipedia: A high-performance team (HPT) can be defined as a group of people with specific roles and complementary talents and skills, aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, that produce superior results. Characteristics of an HPT …
tl;dr Sometimes the right response to a request is “No.” Maybe “Yes” and “No” are the wrong words, or the wrong responses, particularly if you’re trying to initiate a conversation.