The Similarities and Differences Between Community & Teams

Welcome to Elements of Community!

I am your host, Lucas Root, and in this episode, we are going to talk about community as teams and their differences. Joining me in this episode is Anastasia Neddersen.

Anastasia Neddersen is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years of successful track record leading commercializing a broad portfolio of software and hardware products strategically and technically. In her experience, Anastasia has found that there are many inspiring and revolutionary undertakings in the world, but not many organizations do it with integrity, zest, and a kind of finesse that brings genuine value to the world and people. Anastasia’s aspirations are to increase collective team intelligence in any business environment. She’s on a journey to create accessibly and AI driven games to help teams build stronger connections and become exceptional at achieving their goals. On her quest, she is fueled by joy, authenticity, and personal growth.

Here’s just a taste of our talking points this week:

What Makes a Successful Team?

Anastasia described a successful team as a group of people that’s driven by common values, which is one of the key things that holds everyone together.

A team is also driven by the same goals or doing something that they striving towards. And typically identifies that there is a leader within a team.

Community Values

With elements of community, values could be common heart. Values could be the bidirectional enrollment of the team, it could be the spoken or unspoken contract that people have with the team.

I have intentionally not focused on values as it pertains to the community, because I think that values are more like unspoken contract rather than a thing that people aspire to accept in corporate communities. Ironically in corporate communities, we find that values are often a marketing tool more than a true team cohesion driver.

Other subjects we covered on the show:

  • The difference between communication and a project.
  • Communication in elements of a successful team as a common heart.
  • How can two people be a community?
  • Relating cell isolation in community and teams.
  • The fluidity of leadership.
  • Curveball question—do the elements of community elemental?

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