Principles of Effective Teamwork

If we are going to be a positive and effective cross country team every person should know the basics: What are the Principles of Teamwork.

  • Put the team first......
  • Share team information openly......
  • Be part of the solution, not the part of the problem......
  • Try first to understand others on the team......
  • Respect other opinions on the team......
  • Ask and encourage questions from others......
  • Make rational decisions, think before you act......
  • Eliminate internal competion, look toward the end result......
  • Build trust with others through honesty and integrity......
  • Treat one another with dignity and respect......
  • Make a committment to excellence for the team and with yourself......
  • Be accountable for your actions......
  • Accept mistakes and learn from them......
  • Learn and grow continuously......
  • Depend on others another yet be indepentent and grow......
  • Be patient and persevere......
  • As a member of the team you have accepted the concept of teamwork and committed yourself to following the basic principles. Don't be a rock on our finely groomed cross country path to success.......

Taken from Pulling Together--Principles of Effective Teamwork by John Murphy