Today’s team building tip is a reminder to consider how clear your team is with their roles and responsibilities. High performing teams know who is responsible for what, how they are measured and how the tasks overlap.
This week I’ve been focusing on global leadership and one of the key success factors for global teams feeling connected is understanding what others do and how they intersect. My last role as a team leader had me supporting 30 staff in 10 countries. Every year we were able to get together for a two day face to face meeting and one of the most interesting things people enjoyed, and one of that had the greatest impact on our team cohesion and connection (which ultimately impacted results) was leaving some time for people to share with each other their roles and responsivities. This gave everyone an opportunity to understand how their work intersected and who they could reach out to as peers.
In your next staff meeting or one-on-ones check out how clear people are with their roles and responsibilities. What are some of your team next steps around this?
Have a great Thursday,
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About Jennifer: Jenn is the founder of Potentials Realized a Canadian based performance improvement company. We provide customized training and coaching supports for leaders and their teams in the areas of teamwork, coaching and mentoring skills, and leadership development. Jennifer is the author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and has helped develop leaders and teams globally since the early 1990s, first as a team leader herself, then as Program Director and internal consultant, and for the last 11 years through Potentials Realized as a trainer, consultant and coach. Jennifer offers both public programs for team leaders (The Teams365 Coaching Groups and Teams365 Leadership Foundations programs) and also works with organizations to build their own internal programs