The team leader is accountable for establishing comfort with the work and team members. They can establish this early by setting the following conditions for team members to feel comfort in the work and reciprocal helping relationship of the team.
A few members admitted that they were afraid they would be eliminating their own jobs if they improved the process.
The work of the team is not getting done.
Systems-Drive-Behaviors. Here’s 4 solutions to achieve high performance team work.
What is it?
A visual progress chart. The project-team uses post-it notes to write the tasks in succinct language. Then as the work goes from To-Do –> In Progress –> Complete they move the post-it notes as needed.
The need to focus on purpose during periods of change and tumult will connect and create a focus on the shared & individual processes that are creating the required results. With purpose a system works. With a clear and consistent purpose the system-drives-behaviors that thrive in VUCA (Volatile; Uncertain; Complex; Ambiguous) environments.
Because of this new knowledge of customers, systems, and steps for improvement, the company and people made improvements on problems that existed for decades. This progress and shared purpose led to excitement, more progress, and pride in their work … causing the morale problem to dissipate.
Using good decision-making procedures can have a highly positive effect on your team and the work that the team must complete. Using the actual work for Team Building.
The cooperation loop is a mindset of working to find cooperation…any size large and small and develop practice of building from that cooperation.
I argue that it works way better than the resistance loop and the results are greater for everyone.
The Current Method / Better Way Matrix is a team tool that can stretch peoples minds and assumptions to Enable Innovation and create a comfort level that allows for breakthrough ideas to happen.
One challenge of project and and team work is deciding when we are done.