Create a shared vision for your team to ensure everyone is moving in the same direction. Once you’re moving that way, prevent scope creep by using an is/is not analysis to keep your team from getting detoured.
- Now that you've assembled your team,…where are you going?…As the team leader,…you probably have some very specific ideas…about your vision…and how your team's effort fit within your workload.…But if your teammates don't share that vision,…you might find yourself working very hard…to get everyone moving in the same direction.…Let's take a look at some things you can do…to make sure everyone is working towards the same goal.…As a group, consider a desired future state for your team.…
This may seem lofty, but it's a good idea…to have a pie-in-the-sky vision…for what your team eventually hopes to accomplish.…This is a final destination,…not a roadmap for how you'll get there.…For example, a team of schoolteachers…on an instructional design committee may hope…to become the region's model for…how teachers use technology to enhance student learning.…Big goals are inspiring.…In his research on successful organizations,…Jim Collins found that highly visionary companies set…what he calls BHAGs, or Big Hairy Audacious Goals.…
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- Defining roles and commitments
- Managing conflict
- Establishing and maintaining trust
- Creating a shared vision and focusing on objectives
- Providing feedback
- Structuring time for reflection
- Holding teammates accountable
- Communicating in face-to-face and virtual meetings
- Communicating across job functions and across cultures