if you’re a team leader…
Just a few questions:
- who precisely is on your team, and what are they there for?
- do they know ?
- what exactly is your team supposed to be doing?
- do they know that? Have they actually agreed it?
depends to a large degree on the answers that you gave to the above questions. Why?
These questions correspond to the results of research conducted by Hackman as described in “Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances” as well as ‘The Litmus test for Leaders’ as defined by Guttman in his recent book “When Goliaths clash“.
- List your team. Write down their roles and responsibilities.
- Ask each team member to do the same, alone and anonymously if need be.
- Compare the differences. Decide what needs to change. Do you have to include them all? (try to keep to single digits).
- Have someone outside the team ask everyone what the team is meant to be doing.
- Compare the differences. Build an action plan to address it.
- Keep a record for a month of what you notice going well.
- Write down: how you’ll know things are going well, and what you can do to get more of it.
- Contact us to talk it all through.