Early Greek history chronicles how Lycurgus founded the first Spartan army by creating a force where no soldier was considered superior to another. He developed mastery through the army’s foundation of endurance, courage and self-control.

The Spartans were skilled at the ancient Greek style of fighting in a phalanx formation. Just like in an ideal project team, the phalanx worked as a unit in a close, deep formation and made coordinated mass maneuvers. No one soldier was considered superior to another. 

With a variety of components needed to move a project forward, it’s common to divide tasks among individual team members and hold them accountable for their portion of the project. But is it working?

Shift your operational mode and team dynamic to one holding the entire team accountable for results. This instills a sense of unity in the team, promotes engaged collaboration, and increases commitment among members.

Key Takeaways

  • Encourage team collaboration by having team members partner together
  • Seek and offer help throughout each project iteration
  • Allow team members to provide input free of judgment
  • Hold your entire team accountable for results


Learn more about our project management methodology.