What is Your Team Responsible For Achieving?
There are two ultimate responsibilities of your team— to meet the technical, specific goals you’ve set for them, i.e. sales numbers, customer service standards, work quality and to maintain a healthy environment in which to work. Unfortunately, so many times, organizations neglect to be specific about what the expectations are for how they will behave around one another because they imagine that they have hired people who will know how to focus on their work, communicate effectively and solve problems efficiently. If you want to create a strong corporate culture of communication and respect; if you want to infuse interactions with the Core Dimensions not only because it’s the right thing to do but because it creates a Profit Culture, then you need to be specific about what interpersonal behaviors are expected on your team.
If you want your group of people to behave like a team, and you’d like to influence them as a team, then you need to make sure they’ve got the infrastructure to do just that. In our work, we’ve found the following elements helpful in setting up strong teams for Profit Cultures.
- Clarify the goal/results of the team itself
- Check for alignment
- Create a Team Agreement
- Clear the Swamp
- Create Action and Accountability
Is This For You?
•Decrease stress, frustration
•Improved time management