Saturday, December 23, 2017
New York Times, How to Build a Successful Team:
Building a successful team is about more than finding a group of people with the right mix of professional skills. Over the course of interviewing over 500 leaders for Corner Office, I asked them all about the art of fostering a strong sense of teamwork. Their insights can help you lay the groundwork for a highly productive team that can communicate, cooperate and innovate in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
Make a Plan: You need a clear and measurable goal for what you want to accomplish.
- Hiring Well Isn't Enough
- Create A Clear Map
- Have A Shared Scorecard
- You May Feel Like A Broken Record ...
Rules of the Road: You’ll need a set of values, behaviors and cultural guardrails so that everybody knows how to work together.
- Creat Your Team's Culture
- ... And Stick To It
Show a Little Respect: If team members don’t feel respected, they won’t be motivated to bring their best ideas — and their best selves — to work.
- The Effects Of A Bad Boss
- Set The Tone
It's About the Team: A team is stronger when everybody delivers on their individual roles.
- Accountability Goes Both Ways
- If You Say It, Do It
Have Conversations: Difficult discussions aren’t anyone’s idea of fun — but they are necessary for running a successful team.
- Stay On Your Side Of The Net
- Set Expectations For Feedback
- The Hazards Of Email
- Simple ... In Theory
(Hat Tip: Trey Childress.)