AS I've written about numerous times in the last two years, the Six Factors of High Performing Teams, create the foundation and initial culture for team excellence. These, along with strong skills including communication, teamwork and leadership, help to accelerate team performance.
A reminder that the six factors are:
. Shared purpose or mission (Your WHY)
What is your purpose? Your mission? Why you exist? Does everyone hold the same understanding? What does this mean practically for your work? What priorities does your purpose or mission naturally create?
2. Shared behavioral norms
How you do things? What is acceptable and unacceptable on the team? What behaviors and habits exist? Which ones are supportive of exceptional performance? Which ones aren't?
3. Shared commitment
What are team members committed to? What will you get done, no matter what? Is there anything that needs to be dropped off the list?
4. Shared performance goals
What are key goals for the team this year? What are key individual goals? How do your goals align? Overlap? What does success look like for each member? For the entire team? Does everyone have an understanding of the key goals of others on the team and how they feed into them?
5. Shared team practices
Teams that work together effectively share common practices such as a Monday morning huddle, a Thursday night out or some other regular event. What practices support your relationships?
6. Clear Roles
(How our roles overlap, align and connect? What changes, if any, are needed this year around your roles giving your priorities?
Spending some time as a team in dialogue around each of these areas, even using these questions to spark the dialogue.
Have a great start to your week/
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Team and Leadership Development | Coaching | Retreats
Authorized Everything DiSC partner and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
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