How To Develop A Team
How To Develop A Team
In this video, you are given a few different ideas on how to develop a productive cost-effective team that will come up with excellent results.
Hi. Today, I'm going to be talking to you about how to develop a team. It's quite a complex and a broad area but we're going to kind of focus on some of the key considerations and some of the key steps you need to go through in the process to do that effectively.
The first on is, kind of, diagnosis or assessment. So, in order to start developing your team, you really need to get a clear picture of where you are now. There are a couple of common approaches to how to do that.
One of which, my personal opinion, is better than the other. The most common one, unfortunately, is to assess the individuals within the team with some kind of team matrix or team tool. First, focus on the individuals to get a picture of them, what does that make the team? In my experience, that's actually not the most effective way to do it.
I encourage you to focus on some kind of assessment or tool that measures the team as a whole. Once you've chosen an assessment method, there's many, many to choose from. Then, you're going to look at the next piece, which is from whatever that tells you, where are you now? What do you need to do? What needs to change to improve team performance? We tend to look at team performance on two core activities or two core areas.
We look at productivity strengths and traits, and positivity strengths and traits. Essentially, the high-performing team scores really high on both. You have high positivity, very strong relationships, and high productivity and accountability where really producing results at the same time.
Often, what you find with a team is they fit actually. They've got very high positivity strength and relationships but the productivity isn't where it really could be or it's the other way around. The productivity is high but the relationships are poor.
The team doesn't work very well together. People get burnt out very easily and there can often be a little bit conflict, or in a worst case scenario, you're low on both and then, there's quite a long way to go. What I really recommend is that you don't focus on getting your team program in place and working consistently, over a period of six to twelve months, with the team to really develop that performance level, so it's maybe less up front and more over time.
It will get you much better results and much better return on your investment, but a nice whiz bang team event, that doesn't really follow it up with much further on-going development. Good luck. I wish you well with developing your team. .