Dropping the Ball as a Team

When roles are not clearly defined, important tasks can fall through the cracks. It’s usually the simple task that anyone could have done, but everyone assumed that someone else took care of it. If it’s everyone’s job, it’s no one’s job. It’s important to put a name on every task so that the team avoids assuming that someone else is going to take care of an essential item. Good teammates always look to pick up the slack and never leave it to someone else. Great teammates always walk away from a huddle having communicated well enough with the team to make sure that all the bases are covered and everything is ready to execute. Clear role definition and names on every task allows a great team to leave nothing to chance.

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