Let's take a look first at priorities. A useful starting place is to get people to reflect on their priorities through questions. As I wrote back in #Teams365 #710 here are six leadership questions to reflect on as you think about 2017 goals and priorties;
- What are the top priorities for the team right now? In the next quarter? The next year?
- Who will help the team be successful with these?
- How do the team goals connect with individual goals? Organizational goals?
- Does everyone understand how the goals and achievement will be measured?
- Does each team member understand how they will interface/impact each of our key priorities?
- If we shift our goal horizon from the practical and tactical, what do we notice? (Another way to look at this is if we move to look at our goals from the big picture or 30,000 foot view, what do we notice?
You may also want to listen back to an older Sunday audio (approx 5 minutes) where I walk through three problem solving tools including the Fishbone, the Five Whys and the Five W's plus an h. Click on over to Teams365 #488 here.
I've also written previously about different productivity tools - from Time Tracking, to leveraging the wonderful writing of Steven Covey. You may also want to check out Teams365 Post #465 on Work Bursts. Read it here. Today sprints and hacks are becoming very popular ways to foster creativity and innovation in short, intense working sessions for teams and/or individuals.
I hope that you will take your selection from this range of possible focus areas for your team as you consider P.
Have a great week,