ad hoc team challenges

At times teams are formed ad hoc. There is not much planning possible and you as a leader have to work with who ever is there. The same goes for the team – they have to work with everybody else.

It doesn’t happen too often in a “normal” working environment unless you work in a matrix structure where project teams are often different. During my time in the army it happened a number of times. And I remember quite vividly when during officer training our team of 8 got mixed together and over a period of 3 days we had to work our way back to base camp with different leaders and challenging tasks on the way. A number of times we were not united and had strong words with each other. Some coped better than others when they were in the leadership role.

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