Today, about 70% of all production and output is created by teams. This means that meetings, meetings, and more meetings to strategize, plan to execute, evaluate and plan. These meetings are the basis of a successful group.
However, here’s a meeting subject that your team might not be discussing: the team’s own temperature.
What does it mean to take the team’s temperature?
A single-focus gathering where the team is able to limit its discussion to discuss how they are performing as a group only. Put the strategizing, planning, and other day-to-things from the schedule. This is a one-time chance to do the “sharpening of the saw” element that teams who are successful use to assess their effectiveness as a unit. Teams are constantly asking themselves, how do they work together? What is the best way to improve? Be to do to improve?
Here are six steps you can implement for your group to take its temperature.
1. Conduct regularly scheduled “Team Temperature Meetings.”
Also, these meetings will do not have any agenda apart from assessing the efficiency and performance of your team. Maybe you’ll need to hold them bi-monthly or monthly, or after the completion of a large-scale project. Whatever you decide, you should establish the habit of conducting them on a regular basis.
Ask the group questions that are open-ended. As an example, ask yourself in a simple way what’s doing well? What’s not working? What is the way in which the group operates in order to meet its goals? What is causing the problem? What can we do instead? How can we avoid making the same mistakes the next time? What can we do to recreate our success?
3. Find ways to improve
What are the best solutions for getting over the perceived obstacles? Consider brainstorming new methods to tackle your tasks. Find better ways to arrive at your goals. Brainstorm all things and everything which is focused upon improving processes. Invigorate yourself. You should be willing to consider any crazy ideas so that your ideas stand a chance to get heard.
4. Encourage instead of repressing criticism and discord
Criticism should be accepted as an element in the course of work. It should be normal and easy. The criticism is constructive in concept aimed at eliminating obstacles that hinder the effectiveness of the group. There is a possibility of disagreement, and this is considered acceptable. The disagreements are not censored or ignored. Instead, we hope that new ideas can be drawn from the activities and energy that comes from healthy conflict.
5. Create an atmosphere that is full of participation
It’s essential to keep things at ease and casual and to ensure that everyone is part of the group. Any suggestion for improvement and finding a solution must be given to an audience. It is important to ask all members to either contribute contributions or get their thoughts regarding the current issue. It is crucial that all members of the team understand that they’re essential to the success of the team.
6. Be “Team Accountable.”
I have an advertising agency client who has designed an entire wall on the topic of their great co-operation and cooperation. They have put up relevant images, quotes, and other things that inspire their determination to remain productive together. Whatever you decide to include as actions to take at the team’s temperature meetings, ensure that you include an accountability element – in a way to show their commitment to the new strategies for winning teams.
It is possible to hire an individual coach or facilitator to assist the group on a regular basis. The goal is to focus on improving the team’s skills through regular practice. The most successful sports teams practice constantly. They each have their own coaches. Why not try it?
The team’s meticulous and disciplined method of assessing their own weaknesses will eventually become routine and just as crucial as regularly assessing the product. Continuously monitoring the team’s health could help make the larger, more complex projects that arise are much more manageable. The team members will be more connected to the team.