Life is so much more rewarding and fun when you are working as part of a team that is successful and achieving the desired outcomes. Let’s face it; no one wants to be a failure. We all want to do well and be a part of something successful – that’s just human nature.
So why is it such a challenge to create high performing team at work?
When we are so busy doing all the things that need to be done, it can be hard to take the time to actually think about what it is you need from your team and then help them understand it.
There are five steps to create a high performing team:
1. Tell them why
Share your vision for your company, your clients, your dreams, your values. If the team doesn’t understand why they are working so hard they won’t share your passion or your commitment.
2. Tell them what
Be specific about what you need them to do and by when. Set the standards early and be consistent with the entire team and you will win their respect and the results will flow.
3. Tell them how they will know when they’ve done a good job
We all need to know what we are striving for, so set goals and targets. If possible break it into milestones that are achievable in reasonable timeframes.
4. Reward them when they do well
Celebrate successes. Small wins. Big wins. Let them know that you appreciate their efforts and find ways to thank them for it. It may be simply taking the time to say thank you personally those involved, or it may be something much more.
5. Be prepared to act if they don’t
And the most difficult point of all – be prepared to tell them if they are not meeting your expectations. If you don’t tell them, they may never know that you are disappointed and then they will never strive to improve.
Take some time out from running the business and work on the performance of the team. You’ll be amazed how much the team will reward you for it in return.
If you would like some tools to support your business and make your team performance easier, feel free to call us on 02 9907 6837 for an obligation free chat. Sometimes the simplest of suggestions from one of our experienced Consultants can have a huge impact.