In the words of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, “great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.” He’s right. No matter how much talent, hard work, and determination individuals can offer, teamwork is required to achieve results.
But if teams are essential to success, why do so many leaders and organizations spend little to no time working on them? Why do they leave team development to chance?
The goal of this post is to provide leaders and managers with a specific strategy for assessing the teams they have today. We’ll provide a framework to evaluate teams across critical the aspects of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. In each of these areas, we offer context and questions to help leaders determine if their teams are healthy or if they need some urgent help. We also suggest specific steps you can take in each area to turn things around.
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