Nothing is more important in the success of teams than accountability and communication. Communication is most certainly everyone’s panacea for most everything. In the end one can easily surmise communication solves a plethora of problems.
Please share this article. Thank you.
So what are best practices for effective teams?
Here are 10 rules from a chapter on “Best Practices in Team Leadership” by Kevin Stagl, Eduardo Salas, and C.Shawn Burke.
1. Define and Create Interdependencies. There is a need to define and structure team members’ roles. Think of sports teams, everyone has their position to play, and success happens when all of the players are playing their roles effectively. In baseball, a double-play is a beautiful example of team interdependency.
2. Establish Goals. Teams need to be focused on shared goals and outcomes. Commitment to that goal is essential for success. Ideally, team goals should allow both the team as a unit and the individual members to achieve both personal and group goals.
3. Determine How Teams Will Make Decisions. Whether the leader makes the decision, or it is a democratic or consensus process, the team needs to understand beforehand how decisions will be made. This reduces conflict within the team when a decision or choice has to be made.
4. Provide Clear and Constant Feedback. Teams need to know how they are doing in order to stay motivated and to correct performance problems or inefficiencies. Ideally, a system should be in place so that team members receive ongoing feedback while doing their jobs. A simple example from manufacturing is when the team members do both production and quality control testing. They find out immediately what their success/failure rate is and can take action to improve.”
Read full article via Psychology Today.
Make a difference where it matters most. Click here to learn more.
Jim Woods is a personal and business coach, leader in workplace learning, productivity, performance, and leadership training solutions. He has helped hundreds of companies and individuals improve their performance, productivity, and bottom-line results. See a partial list of Jim’s clients. Hire Jim Woods to Speak | Follow us: Facebook| Follow us: Twitter | Skype ID – jim.woods79 http://www.innothinkgroup.com
Make the Call
Call Jim at (719) 264-7759 or use this form to schedule a free phone consultation. You and he will discuss how your organizational culture operates today – and how you’d like it to operate tomorrow.
Share this Article Below