Improving Team Performance

Improving Team Performance

October 21, 2020

Our team can’t improve until you know exactly what needs improving. Identify current problems and create a bank of ideas to solve them by asking team members to complete statements such as:

* “This work is difficult. It could be made easier by….”

* “I have to keep my eye on….”

* “I could get a lot more done if I didn’t have to….”

* “I’d like to work in a place where….”

* “I’d like to reduce….”

* “Things would definitely go according to plan if we….”

* “I want to become….”

* “The policy says to do it this way. But I think we’d get better results if….”

* “The work would flow much more smoothly if….”

* “I can’t relax because….”

Suggestion: Write each of these statements on an index card, and distribute a complete set to every team member. Pass out the cards at a meeting and explain how you’d like to use them to improve the team’s productivity and work environment. Ask team members to return the completed cards to you. Consolidate the suggestions into one document to hand out at the next team meeting. Use it as the basis of a brainstorming and problem-solving session.

~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved


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