I am sure you are aware the never before in the history of the work place has the concept of team work been more crucial to the operations of successful organizations. We are seeing unprecedented economic pressure, global competition, and a constant stream of negative news that we are all barely holding on. It reminds me of a story I heard where a gentleman was hiking ….tell joke. I know we all wonder is someone else up there and many of us are like the hiker barely holding on. Well today we are going to talk about why the number one reason teams are successful, we will discuss knowing your team, the 4C’s of ever successful team, a few attributes that all team must have, and finally some general tips to motivate and reward you team or organization.
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1.Breaking Through The Barriers!Team Building In Chaos! The 4 Cs Of High Performance Teams! Nov. 1, 2008 Len Strickler Motivational Seminars www.breakingthroughthebarriers.com
2. What Are The Barriers Today? Economic Crisis Unemployment All Time High Global Competition Employers - Less Is More Employees - Fear Job Loss Generational Management Issues 3. Answer: High Performance Teams Definition Of Team- There are so many objects of great value to man which cannot be obtained by unconnected individuals, but must be attained if at all, by association. Daniel Webster 4. Margin of Success 5. Team Work 6. #1 Reason Teams Fail Lack of a Clear and Elevating Goal! Clarity- Goal must have specific performance objectives. Elevating Bigger than the team, personally challenging, for a common good cause. 7. Foundation- Clear/ Elevating Goal What Is The Teams Mission The Why - Given By Company Leadership! What Are The Objectives The What What Are The Goals/Action- The How Goals are SMART! Clear Action Plan For Each Goal - GO 8. Foundation- Know Your Team Team Dynamics Critical Have All Team Members Tested Team Building Session Ensure Rewards For Team Behavior 9. 4 Cs Of High Performance Teams Highly Communicative Trust - Open Communication Fosters Trust. Be Candid With Kindness Be Quick - Do Not Let Issues Fester. Be Inclusive - Do Not Hoard Information 10. 4 Cs Of High Performance Teams Highly Collaborative - All Your Strength Is In Union See Team Mates As Collaborators Not Competitors. Be Supportive Not Suspicious Focus On Team Not Self 11. 4 Cs Of High Performance Teams Highly Competent Must Have Fast Horses! Committed To Excellence Never Settle For Average Pay Attention To Detail Perform Consistently 12. 4 Cs Of Performance Teams Committed - The harder you work the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi Commitment Comes As A Choice Commitment Lasts When Tied To Values Commitment Has Nothing To Do With Abilities 13. Other Qualities In Successful Teams Adaptable Dependable Disciplined Enthusiastic Prepared Self- Improving Relational Selfless Tenacious 14. Tips For Managers In Times Of Chaos Be Prepared For Change Embrace It Perception Does Matter Do Not Force It Define and Listen Seek To Understand Set The Tone Open The Books? Focus On The Future 15. Tips For Mangers Be More Visible Reward/Recognition Get Employees Involved Get Back To What Matters Research And Development Do Not Forget Your Partners Ask Your Customers 16. Conclusion Team Work Is Necessary In Our Economic Times Team Work Is Possible Team Work Is Personal Team Work is Profitable