William Liao

September 8, 2021

"We" versus "I"

The terms “we” and “I” perform two important and complementary functions:

Everything relating to the outcomes your team is driving towards should be described with we

We implies unity of effort; it implies that “we’re in this together to achieve a common goal”. 

Everything relating to the specific actions that need to be taken to get to the team’s desired outcome should be described with “I”. 

clarifies who is going to do contribute what to get the outcome that the team is collectively striving for.