Strategic Team Building
Whether we’re leaders or individual contributors, we all want to be on an effective team. One where we are reaching and exceeding goals. Where everyone gets along, knows their roles, and outperforms others in the organization. Maybe you envision your team as the benchmark of excellence!
Sadly, we typically don’t get what we want. In fact, there are times we derail ourselves by wanting success so much that we focus too heavily on the final outcome and fail to build the foundation.
A leader must consider team building, team structure, and strategic planning in order to realize success. Especially in the newly designed hybrid work environment.
Have you found yourself asking your team about their role, responsibilities, and workload and noticing that everyone is working on the same mundane tasks? Or are unsure of what they’re working on? Or maybe you realized that no one is working on the projects that drive business growth?
Lacking ownership, responsibility, and accountability is a fundamental issue in teams and it stems from poor leadership. Regardless of your title, you are either a “leader” or a “manager.” Leaders strategically build teams. Managers demolish them. Leadership drives success, while management accepts the status quo.
In order to build your best organizational structure, you have to lead with intention.
Strategic team planning starts with understanding and communicating your team’s purpose and goals.
- Consider the team structure and their ability to achieve the team’s objectives and goals.
- Take into consideration each member’s resources, role, bandwidth, individual strengths, competencies, and blind spots.
Clarify each individual’s role, responsibility, expectations, and goals.
- These must align with, and drive, the overall team’s purpose and goal.
- There must be ownership of the individual’s role, including responsibility in achieving the team goal, and a full understanding of the expectations.
Hire Top Talent. I know… this is a tough one right now, but if you focus on being intentional and strategic, top talent will seek you out!
- Attracting and retaining talent are key elements to creating continuity of the team.
- Prioritizing succession planning is also key to short- and long-term success.
- Finally, attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent creates and strengthens a great team’s culture.
How important is having a thriving team? Are you intentionally building the right team, with individuals who complement each other to drive your strategic goals?
It’s no secret that people are complex. It follows, therefore, that teams are complex. Let me help you take the complexity out of team building. Here’s to being the benchmark of excellence!
As a certified coach, and an executive with three decades of business experience, I can help you. Let’s chat. Schedule a call now, and let’s get you focused on the right things – the people that matter!
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P.P. S. With over three decades of professional experience in corporate operations and executive human resources, I am a proven results-driven leader. My expertise includes strategy, change management, talent management and organizational development, employee relations, and executive and leadership coaching. I am a highly effective communicator and team leader with demonstrated ability to build long-term relationships across internal and external customer environments built with integrity, confidence, authenticity, and trust.