It seems that everyone knows that utilizing productive teams is often the most efficient and effective way to accomplish organizational goals. Yet developing high-performing teams and avoiding the pitfalls of unproductive time remains a challenge for many organizations.
Years of study and working with a wide variety of teams and organizations have allowed us to develop a proven roadmap for effective teamwork. We have found that companies who follow this roadmap and include each item have teams that are 86% to 94% more effective in implementing their initiatives than organizations who skip steps or “just hope for the best.”
Here are the top 10 must-haves for creating world-class teams who consistently produce for the organization while fostering long-term relationships both in the team and with key stakeholders.
- Identify the value each team member brings.
- Develop a set of characteristics and behaviors necessary for a team to achieve its purpose.
- Identify a working vision for the team and develop clear and measurable goals to support its vision.
- Define the roles and responsibilities of team members, the team facilitator and management.
- Identify the obstacles/challenges facing a team facilitator and examine various ways to overcome them, including conflict resolution.
- Implement a variety of creative techniques to enhance communication with team members.
- Make team meetings more productive.
- Understand interpersonal styles and how to adapt these styles to reduce conflict and improve working relationships with other team members.
- Anticipate how decisions affect other team members, positively and negatively. Secure agreement prior to implementing change and handle conflict when agreement from all team members is not achieved.
- Utilize a Frontline Team Process for developing and executing a team action plan.
To learn more about our roadmap to successful teamwork and how to implement an effective frontline team process see Keys to Employee Engagement Pack.
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