People have unique drivers for belonging to a group: survival, trade, self-discovery, identification, nurture, distinctiveness and accurate perception of reality. A team is made up of individuals who have varied reasons for being there.
Leaders need to provide a shared commitment for their team; a vision that satisfies personal needs and inspires cohesion. This “boundedness” creates a context for encouragement, challenge and resilient relationships.
Most importantly, the vision provides a reference point for agreements: actions and impact that move the ball. Our teams work to the extent we honour our agreements and our futures are changed by renegotiating them. Committing to a shared vision and forming concomitant agreements is how a team is made.