Join Mike Figliuolo for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Building High-Performance Teams.
- If you're a leader and you're looking to build your own high performing team here are your next steps. First, you need to create your draft high-performing team plan. I say draft, because it's going to change, but you need to document your thoughts and lay out how you're going to take your team from where it is to where you want it to be. Next, you'll need to get your team together and discuss that draft plan as well as your goals and get their input on how that plan needs to change.
If there are things that are missing you'll want to include them. If there are things they're not comfortable with you'll need to adjust. And get their input on what that ultimate plan is going to be because the team needs to own that plan. Once you've received that input, you need to document the final plan and then go back to the team and get their commitment to executing against it because again, if they're committed to that plan your likelihood of achieving your goal goes up dramatically.
You'll then need to prioritize your efforts in terms of the gaps you're going to fill on the team, the initiatives you're going to pursue, and where you're going to spend your personal time and effort. Then last, you'll need to measure the impact of these changes against very specific goals and those goals should be the ones you laid out in the plan, as well as the holes you are going to try and fill on that team. If you follow this approach and take those next steps, your team will be well on it's way to being high-performing.
Now if you're not the leader of the team and you're a member of a team that's not yet high-performing, but you want to advance the quality of the team that you're on, take a look back at all the elements of building a high-performing team and ask yourself where can you personally contribute and advance the teams capabilities? Perhaps you can help draft the vision or a mission or you could help with prioritization efforts or identifying skill gaps that need to be filled and help train your colleagues.
Think about where you can personally advance that team, as well as have conversations with your leader about where you want that team to go. If you need additional help or you want some additional perspectives I encourage you to reach out to me. Come check out our blog where I talk about leadership and high-performing teams on a regular basis. You can find that information at thoughtleadersllc.com I also encourage you to follow me on Twitter and my Twitter handle is below.
Thanks and good luck building your own high-performing team.
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