Your team members are the biggest asset in your company and when your team are as passionate about your company as you are there should be synergy in all areas. Isn’t that the ideal image of a successful company? Is it possible?
Understanding your team and making sure that your team understands each other and also understands the internal and external challenges in your company is the key to leverage. Your team is the glue that holds your company together.
How strong would you say your bond is?
Meeting or exceeding your sales and/or financial targets consistently is a great measurement!
Unfortunately, internal conflict, lack of communication, different working styles and/or lack of direction or understanding of the company’s goals and personal goals are a few challenges that lead to frustration amongst employees within an organisation. In most companies their employees often see themselves as being just the ‘Staff’ instead of being a ‘Team Member’ who plays an integral part in the company’s growth and success.
What have you done to explore and improve the different dynamics in your team, from owners/directors/team leaders through to the lowest level team players?
Here are a few of the key focus areas to consider:
Clear and effective communication among team members is key in productivity, morale and clarity on each other’s roles.
2. Work Styles
Understanding each other and the different work styles we each have and use to get the job done.
Understanding the company goals and leveraging through them to achieve personal goals.
Understanding and building a supportive and productive company culture.
Providing motivation for current and future roles in the company.
Understanding the current role and exploring efficient and effective ways to provide optimum work flow.
If, you are ready to see an increase in productivity, team collaborations along with time management then consider doing a team alignment. Do you want to bring full transparency to the surface on why your team behave and act the way they do as well as the decisions they make, if any? Are you, as the business owners/directors/ team leader, ready to hear what your team has to say?
HOW DO YOU RATE YOURSELF IN THESE THREE AREAS?
1. Team Work
I am a team player and team leader. I do whatever it takes to stay together and achieve team goals. I focus on cooperation and always come to a resolution, not a compromise. I am flexible in my work and able to change if what I’m doing is not working. I ask for help when I need it and I am compassionate to others who ask me.
I always look to the system for a solution. If a challenge arises I use a system correction before I look for a people correction. I use a system solution in my innovation rather than a people solution. I follow the system exactly until a new system is introduced. I suggest system improvements at the first opportunity.
I am consistent in my actions so my clients and team mates can feel comfortable in dealing with me at all times. I am disciplined in my work, so my results, growth and success are consistent.
Do you have all six keys to a winning team?
- Strong Leadership
- Common Goal
- Rules of the Game
- Support Risk Taking
- 100% Involvement and Inclusion
Are you ready to bring the best out of your team and ensure they perform to their full potential?
If it is a yes, then contact your ActionCOACH Marlene Powell on M: 083 479 4471 W: www.linkshare.co.za/marlenepowell