I recently read a fantastic blog from Rachael Robertson who is an Antarctica explorer discussing the difference between harmony and respect in your team.
The blog is an excellent read on a number of counts. The overall theme around looking for and building respect in your team where everyone plays their role, delivers outcomes and challenges each other is strong in comparison to the alternative of having artificial harmony and Pleasantville that does not benefit anyone including the individuals. Given that the context of this is around a nine month expedition to Antarctica with 19 team members, it really brings home the importance of setting expectations around how the team operates effectively together. Continue reading