How many of your staff remember everything they are shown in training? How many go back to their toolbox and look at the elements that were ‘not important when I learned them’ but ‘could be useful now’.
Just as it took my expert neighbour to help me remember what tools I actually had in my toolbox at home before reminding me how to use them, it often takes a bit of prompting from experts for your staff to use the tools that you have given them.
It is in the face of disaster that we usually stop, take heed of what is really important to us and work out our priorities. What are the priorities in your life?
The different elements that can be measured in assessing high performance in a group as opposed to a team.
When “doing more with less” is the way we do things around here, tempers can become frayed. Interpersonal conflict between direct reports may be a frequent outcome. Knowing when and how to input as a leader to resolve conflict is easier said than done. In this blog, we give guidelines on negotiating this mine field.
For many years organisations have done this by structuring their employees into workgroups normally defined by a common task or activity. Over the last 40 years the concept of teams has become more prevalent as organisations began to understand that a teaming approach moved the workgroup from a collection of individuals with individual tasks to a more powerful unit drawing on each other’s strengths to achieve a common goal….at least that’s the theory!
So does it matter if you are in a Team or a Group? We explore this question in this blog