When a goal is achieved in your team or organisation, what happens next?
It’s natural to want to recognise and celebrate achievements. Acknowledging a job well done is a vital part of the process of development.
But there’s a risk: complacency.
If we focus too much on what’s done, we often forget about what’s still to do. We look back, rather than forward to the next job, and the next goal.
If I were to ask you how you are, what would you say?
I suspect there is a strong possibility your answer would include the word ‘busy’. Most of us feel busy and we see being busy as a positive thing. If you’re busy, that must mean you’re productive, useful and high-achieving. If you’re not busy, what are you doing with your time?
Building an effective team takes work. A lot of work. It takes teamwork. It also takes time and persistence. Is it really worth it?
Some leaders spend their time on strategy, finance, sales, marketing and operations. Do they really need to build a team to be successful?
“Teamwork is almost always lacking within organisations that fail, and often present within those that succeed” Patrick Lencioni.
Elements of teamwork
Teamwork’s vital elements are creativity, increased learning, insight, strengths sharing, pulling together, building strong relationships and a commitment to working together to succeed.
These are all highly desirable, but difficult to measure. And because they are difficult to measure, they are often not prioritised.
Under pressure, teamwork often happens organically. A team pulls together, often working long hours, to achieve a specific goal. But this approach is unsustainable and exhausting.
We can work with you to create the sense of purpose, desire and momentum that you have when highly pressured, on every ordinary working day.
Learn more about how to lead your team, or your team going through cultural change.