WLP39 Team Identity in Virtual Teams

In this episode we discuss the ever elusive and complex problem of team identity, with particular reference to virtual teams.

00:30 Pilar introduces the topic of team identity, before we move onto how to address it in virtual teams.

16:00 Lisette and Pilar share their professional updates: tutoring, trademarks and "being copied".

24:13 What is team identity?

29:30 Team identification - when we identify ourselves with the team. Different identities.

32:00 What's in a name?  Team identity and motivation.

43:58 Symbols and metaphors; the stories we tell in the team.

49:20 How we view the outside world - being careful that teams working together or offices working as one team, don't fall into 'us' vs 'them'. We talk about this interview with Hugo Messer. Being deliberate about growing team identity and creating the one that will be helpful.

55:00 What do we do if our team is turning into a team we don't like? What happens when we don't feel part of our team?

01:00:00 Creating a team history by sharing stories. Team identity allows us to be vulnerable and trust others.