THE 5 I-LEAD TEAMWORK PRINCIPLES
1. Group members must demonstrate respect! - The group environment should be comfortable and casual. Each member must be able to offer suggestions and critiques and there should be lots of discussion. People should feel free to express their feelings as well as their ideas.
2. There are clear group goals! - The objectives should be meaningful and apparent to each group member. The group also must define and achieve a series of "small wins" along the way to larger goals.
3. Each individual must carry their own weight! - Individuals must participate, meet or exceed the expectations of other group members, be respectful of other group members and be prepared!
4. The leadership of the group shifts from time to time! - The issue is not who controls, but how to get the job done in the group. Everyone must demonstrate leadership.
5. Most decisions should be made where there is general agreement! - Success often depends on compromise, however, those who disagree with the general agreement of the group do not keep their opposition private and let an apparent consensus mask their disagreement. The group should not accept a simple majority as a proper basis for action.
Adapted From: The Human Side of Enterprise, by Douglas MacGregor The Wisdom of Teams, by Kaztenbach and Smith