Monday, January 28, 2008

Fundamentals of Creating A Team

Unless you're a sole proprietor, the only way you can succeed is through successful teamwork. You simply can't throw a bunch of people together - however talented they may be - and expect them to function as a dynamic team.

Maureen Moriarty, a Seattle-based executive coach, has developed these factors which impact team performance:

  • Trust.
  • Clarity in purpose, goals/objectives, roles, responsibilities and expectations.
  • The necessary skills/ resources/protection to meet objectives.
  • Healthy conflict.
  • Clear decision-making.
  • Accountability.
  • Finding ways to work better together.
  • Reward and recognize.

  • It takes hard work to ensure everyone on the team is on the same page. Take a honest look at your team - are you giving them all the skills and resources in order to achieve success?

    From Maureen Moriarty via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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