All organisations today realise the importance of creating team cultures in the workplace in order to realise maximum productivity and efficiency. To achieve high performing self-managing teams is the holy grail of business.
As organisations move toward being more flexible and responsive to customer needs they must restructure themselves in order to be more effective.
Great teams create greater synergy and better utilise the skills, knowledge and experience of everyone involved. To achieve this, managers need to understand the principles of team dynamics, how teams are motivated, how individuals work with and within teams.
Often people get confused concerning the difference between a group and a team. People who come together with different agendas and pull in different directions are a group not a team. A team involves people pulling together to achieve common goals. They all have the same agenda and interest in the outcomes of the team’s efforts.
Here are the benefits of high performing teams:
Quick response to changing needs
Increased stakeholder satisfaction
Increased job satisfaction and motivation
More creative and innovative solutions to problems
More effectiveness and efficiency
Greater involvement and participation
Promotes ownership and commitment
Here is a Team Leader Checklist of important things you need to consider when leading your teams. Give yourself a rating out of 10 for each one and gauge where you are at as a high performing team and start working on the parts that have the biggest gap.
How well do you know your stakeholders and what is important to them?
Have you agreed on team goals?
Have you identified team performance measures?
Have you developed a system for monitoring progress?
Have you defined records that need to be kept?
Have you got well-defined team roles?
Have you set limits and expectations?
Have you a set time for regular meetings?
At meetings have you got agreed ground rules? If you would like a best practice meeting ground rules list, just get in contact and I will send you one.
How well do you focus on decision making and problem solving?
Have you set minimum Performance Standards?
How well do you address poor performance?
How well do you induct new team members?
For a free team assessment, please contact Katrena at Refresh your Thinking.
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Katrena is one of the brightest minds in personal and professional development today. She incorporates three key aspects, one being life-transforming skills, training and self-development as well as personal coaching and mentoring focusing on the true essence of a person.
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