What does success look like? is one of the most citical questions leaders and team members alike can be asking all the time. Without having a clear vision and alignment around what success looks like, we can find that our efforts become very diffuse. This week, try asking the question, "What does success look like?" more often and see what the impact is. A tweak on this is to also notice that the success factors will look different for different team members and stakeholders so how do you create that shared vision of success.
Strengths - I've written quite a bit on the importance of taking a strengths based approach in our work with teams. Not only does it have an impact on engagement but also motivation and satisfaction of our team members.
Questions to consider: What strengths does each team member bring? What's aligned? What's missing across the team.
Click here to read more about strengths from past posts here at the Teams365 blog.
Styles - Closely related to helping teams excel by knowing their unique and collective strengths is learning more about individual working styles. Whether you opt to use an assessment like MBTI or DiSC, styles infuse how we communicate, work and relate with each other. Providing teams with the opportunity to step back and consider their styles can be an important and long term investment in helping them work more effectively across differences.
What do you notice abotu different working style sand preferences. As you consider your team, what do they need?
Stability and Struggle - Throughout the lifecycle of a team we may move through nanoseconds of stability and also moments of struggle. What do you notice, and what have you learned in these moments?
What is SAID and NOT SAID - Teams often struggle with not naming the "Elephant" in the room. What's been said and NOT said within the team right now. What questions do you want to be asking, or taking the team to?
Have a great week,
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