How Teams Work is your data persuasive Create-Learning Team Building and Leadership

About 2 years ago I created 12 on-line Team Building & Development sessions for a company. We called it ‘Helping Teams Work’. It was meant to be short, less than 5 minutes, & give 1 concrete action step people can apply to their work on teams…

They liked it & I enjoyed trying to make content that did not require me to be present.

Below is the 9th of 12 ‘Helping Teams Work’ content sections.

  1. Biggest Team Leader Mistake
  2. Team Meetings Making them good enough to get work done
  3. Making team decisions through consensus
  4. Team Based Conflict Management Approaches
  5. Teamwork Through Consensus or Compromising
  6. When Team Members get Difficult
  7. My Team Has Problems
  8. Team Influence Strategies

Is Your Data Persuasive?

Is Your Data Persuasive?

Getting buy-in on your team project and task from those who you do not directly manage can prove challenging.

Here are 5 areas to check your data against for persuasiveness.
  1. Relevant: You’re presenting data that the person cares about and can do something about.
  2. User-Friendly: You’re presenting data in multiple forms, with pictures where possible, in language that is familiar to the person.
  3. Easily Verifiable: You’re letting the person know where the data came from, and how/by whom it was collected. (Still better: the person was involved in the collection process.)
  4. Selective: So that the person will not be overwhelmed, you’ve resisted the urge to include every bit of data you have, and you’ve prepared backup in case it’s necessary.
  5. In Context: You’ve made it clear to the person how this data fits in what he/she already knows, and have provided points of comparison where available and appropriate.