“It’s more about my experiences as a player and the coaches who touched my heart, and also those bad experiences with coaches I hated. So I just worked out the best way forward for myself and making sure that I don’t change who I am as a person.”
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The importance of understanding is not limited to individual team members, it also extends to subgroups. A lot of times when people think of building trust and cohesiveness in diverse teams, the common standpoint is that subgroups are detrimental to team culture and cohesiveness. The belief is that “fault lines,” or divisions based on race, gender, income, age, religion, and so on give rise to conflict and distrust among players in different subgroups.
While it is the coaches and the people around them that set the parameters of what their desired culture is and can look like, it is the players that drive it. It is the team’s leadership group that pushes it forward. Culture cannot be drilled or hammered into players, they take ownership of it. And for this to happen it takes trust.