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”. 

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