Seven Steps to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential
Get organized! In today’s fast-paced world, it seems there’s never enough time. To stay ahead of the pack and accomplish your goals, be organized. Don’t waste time putting major effort into minor details. Do “first things first.” There are several great techniques for this. A simple one we use to great success is the Quarterly Priorities Manager. Each key manager develops five individual quarterly goals that tie to our overall objectives. Twice a month, we meet, and each manager discusses his or her goals. It builds cross-company communication and support, and ties day-to-day work into the long-term vision.
Celebrate your success. Work doesn’t have to be a death march. Get in the habit of celebrating your successes. Set milestones along the way to your goals and invite everyone to celebrate their accomplishments. Celebrations can be anything from a team “high-five” to a weekend retreat; just do something! One reason good people leave their jobs is not money, but recognition. Celebrating success is the best way to recognize those who make things happen. It also compels them to stay on your team and keeps them motivated to take on the next challenge. CR