We need to have a process for evaluating ourselves individually and as a collective. In this video we discuss a low-friction and light-touch way to gather the data you need to make tweaks that will benefit the team's cohesiveness and effectiveness.
- Collaborating is not easy, and getting it right…is kind of a moving target.…Like designing and iterating on a product,…we want to design and iterate on our team effectiveness.…One way to jump-start this is to frequently…debrief decisions or processes.…It allows you to better diagnose root issues,…inform how you want to operate as a team going forward,…and surprisingly, will actually energize the team.…To do so is simple, but requires a regular, recurring…meeting, like a half hour or hour, every two weeks or month.…
You'll want to do some pre-meeting preparation.…First, just like any other meeting,…we need to have an agenda, a facilitator,…notetaker, and timekeeper.…Then, we pick one recent win or loss,…or one decision that was made collectively,…to use as an example to analyze.…This will be the topic of the debrief.…Before the meeting, send the team the topic…and ask them to either email you or come to the meeting…prepared with their answers to the following two questions:…How did the team work well together…
- Define “compassionate collaboration” and explain how it helps a team work more efficiently.
- Identify the potential problems with narratives.
- Recognize the core skill that a great project facilitator possesses.
- Determine the best way to address possible barriers or roadblocks to attaining the collective goal.
- Recall how often checklist compliances should be verified.