Bluestone Round up: Ethics in sport – 7 March 2014
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Creative Team Cultures: How Spanish football put the ‘I’ back in team
Traditionally cultural values command, control and inhibit our innate creative spirits. Many cultures around the world teach us to value convention and reinforce social norms. However human creativity naturally embraces change, and requires a sense of freedom to flourish. With many cultures restricting our creativity some believe we must overcome our social conditioning to reach our creative potential.
Within sport, the age-old cliché ‘There’s no I in Team’, surmises the problem. Team ethic and creativity seem incompatible, leading many coaches and leaders to believe that a ‘creative team culture’ is a paradox. However Spanish Football has found a different I in team not individuality, but identity.