This month’s discussion on Building the Connect Team is a critical one. Team work is essential in the work environment. Every company strives to have high-performing teams they can count on. Take a look at the challenges and solutions we discussed in our monthly Round Tables.
Some people make things happen.
Some people watch things happen.
Other people don’t have a clue.
- A connected team is not possible when it includes poisonous people
- Individuals having a cancerous “me-first” attitude; not team values.
- Wrong people filling key positions
- A disconnect with the leadership
- Don’t confuse connectivity (relationships) with results
- Career path impediment
- Some sabotage, make waves to diminish performance and connection. The motive is to move someone out of the way.
- Alignment vs Connectivity
- Alignment: Motivated by energy moving forward with goals and aspirations of the team.
- Connectivity: Across a team but not pulling the team forward.
- Political correctness is a false connectedness
- Not many leaders can see connectedness well
- Not present, late for meetings, too focused on self
- Wrong indicators – going by what people tell you
- On a “Power Trip” and managing negatively
- Lack of trust for employees
- Employees not understanding the business
- Lack of consistency –people are unpredictable
- Cell phones – interrupting the working environment
- Lack of defined objectives and common understanding
- They don’t know what they don’t know
- Lack of trust for leaders or team members
- Military/War Strategy
- Relationship Building / Team Building
- Training/Development – Learning Management System (LMS)
- Career Development
- Building Trust
- Focus in increasing Employee Engagement
- Company Blog
- Picking up on clues/red flags in people that are not team players and adjusting as needed
- Alignment that team is important
- Anchor on mission/visions/values and seeing the big picture
- Put a cell phone policy in place to minimize distractions
- Working for a common goal with a focus in mind (Row the Boat)
- Approach teams like you are raising your children – know their personalities/likes/needs/wants, adjust efforts to make activities productive for their particular proclivities, etc.
- You need to see the big picture
- Anchor on mission/vision/values
- Hire consistently for with your values in mind
- Encouragement – I am doing the right thing?
- Work for a common goal with a focus in mind
Join us Friday, January 20th in Kalamazoo, Michigan as Jen Randall (Co-Founder & President, Maestro) elaborates on this topic. Register Here
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What challenges do you face with your teams? What strategies have you put in place to build an effective, high-performing team in your company?