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Allison Rose

By Crystal Land & Michele Williams, Independent School (Spring 2024)
ndependent schools typically fill their teams with high-performing individuals, ones who care deeply about the school and its students—and who are often fully occupied from the time they arrive at the school until late in the evening. Occasionally, at the beginning of a school year, teams will set aside some time to focus on team-building and the aspects that make teams effective. But once the year gets under way, the demands of the school day and year come into focus and the work around teams is not easily maintained. Perhaps inadvertently, we find ourselves structuring our days around the contents of our email inbox, a long and ever-growing to-do list, and, sometimes, the urgent need for crisis management. And that takes over any team-building time we might have had.
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