White Paper

Team Chemistry: A Critical Factor for Success

By Beth Stetenfeld

posted 06.20.2018 (M & BD)

Chemistry among team members is critical to their success—whether those teams are in laboratories, on football fields, or at credit unions. While the exact mix looks a little different in each unique setting, chemistry among team members can make or break the team as a whole.

This white paper from the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council addresses aspects of establishing and maintaining effective team chemistry, including:

  • The leader’s role in creating and reinforcing chemistry among the team;
  • Methods for handling conflict among talented people with personalities or approaches that can clash;
  • Common characteristics of teams with effective chemistry;
  • Effective team decision-making, and how longevity, skill sets, leadership styles, organizational fit, position fit, and other factors affect the mix;
  • Methods for building harmony and avoiding dissonance with five generations in the modern workforce; and
  • Changes required of teams as they evolve over time (for example, in response to macro-environmental changes like transformational technology, or micro-environmental changes like growing to a new asset tier).
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