OK – fail might be a strong word but if a team isn’t working at it’s peak, you can be sure it’s one of more of the following five factors at play.
Scroll down to read what they are, including tips on how to bring things back on track…
1. Unclear Goals
Do you have a set of team objectives or goals that every member of your team understands and is working towards?
Display and circulate your team goals on a poster that’s displayed where everyone can see it on a daily basis
Do you have clear processes that define…
Get together with your team and agree or reconfirm how you will manage these.
3. Competing priorities
Do you work on activities that help achieve team goals most of the time instead of discrete individual tasks at the expense of team goals?
Set some time aside to work on a team goal today.
4. Lack of commitment
Do you go out of your way to put in discretionary effort for the sake of others in the team?
Share some knowledge or skill with another team member this week.
Have that straightforward and respectful conversation that you have been putting off with your team member(s) today.