Too Much Detail Distracts
Teams that focus too much on their identity often lose sight of their purpose. Identity grows with the team. Who we are is not who we used to be. Nostalgia can create a naive recollection of who we are based on who we were. Most men are not the athlete that they once were but if you asked them if they are an athlete, they will say yes based on their past athletic achievements. Many of us are far more mature and experienced than the day we joined the team. That not only makes us different but it also makes the team different. Our identity changes much more often than our purpose and it should. If we are the same as we were, then the team isn’t growing and it will never fulfill its purpose.