Most people have been involved in a group project, either as the leader or contributing. The concept of a team, when implemented correctly, is an effective strategy for any organization or company. It allows you to combine a wide range of individuals with diverse experiences and capabilities to get the desired result. However, there has to be a strong base laid in order for a team to operate efficiently and effectively. Therefore, in this article, I’m going to share some of my key insights and experiences about how to use the concept of teamwork to ensure the best results.
So, you’ve got “appointed” to be the project or team leader, but what are you supposed to do to guide your team to success. Here are the steps you must follow in order to set your team on the road to success and the success you desire:
1. Establish a team vision and clearly define the roles of each team member.
Begin by having a kick-off to begin this task, and also get the support and sponsorship of the Executive Team member
Make sure that the team’s vision and the roles of the team are agreed on and adhered to the form of a written
2. Create project accountability and measures
Plan a biweekly or weekly agenda for meetings – This will enable team members to discuss their progress, solicit feedback, and bring issues to the fore. Create an agenda that includes the input of team members before the scheduled meeting. You can also make meeting notes available, including action items to follow up after the conference.
Set up a project tracking system – Make a master schedule for the project that includes timelines. It is important that every team member knows how delays or changes affect the whole project.
3. Let team members determine their own preferred outcome
Each participant is held accountable for their own actions, results, and progress. Also, make the team member agree to these goals in writing.
4. Define the desired rewards as well as the reward desired by the company.
Request that a member from the executive committee shares the rewards requested by the organization at the first meeting to kick off the program. The message should be addressing the “What’s worth it to me?” concern for team members.
Then ask team members to write down the professional and personal rewards they are seeking.
5. Inform about the progress
Make sure that all team members give an overview of their status in two minutes at every team meeting.
When you bring up a concern, the team member should provide an answer.
Notify the team members of any changes or updates between meetings
6. Participate with stakeholders
Every team member is accountable for gaining the support of the stakeholders within their department.
Make sure that everyone is aware of how the project affects their role within the organization and the reasons the business is looking for the success of this project.
7. Team members sign off for a successful project
The project won’t be completed until all team members are in agreement on the project’s success!
Each team member should be able to share their top lessons, What worked and any suggestions to improve.
The team leader should recognize the strengths and achievements that have been noted by each team participant2005-04-25
Marion M. Chamberlain, MBA
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