What one thing should our team do to produce a measurable impact on our business?
Renew your focus before you change your actions.
Most teams fall short of potential to produce desired results until everyone is “on the same page”. To gain clarity of action you need improved clarity of purpose.
- What is your team’s strategic aim?
- How can your team have direct positive impact on the mission of the organization?
Make your business case for action. There is no better “team building” process that will produce desired impact than strategic thinking and planning, followed by execution, even if your organization already has a plan.
- Do your team members share the same goals, as well as understand their individual roles?
- Really? How do you know?
Become a strategic thinking AND execution team. Developing an executable plan that focuses collective actions to produce desired results requires more than just an annual one-day “retreat” or even frequent project meetings. In effect, many businesses do strategic planning without any sustainable benefit other than a dusty document and to say “we did it”. That is not what we suggest. The objective of planning is the establishment of an ongoing planning process as a routine part of teamwork in order to achieve substantially improved performance for the short term and the long term.
- How have you made strategic thinking and execution part of your daily work culture? (Try reading Verne Harnish’s Mastering the Rockefeller Habits)
Re-engage your purposeful thinking, planning and action. Involve an experienced coach who understands business and behavioral change. Such a person will ask questions that take you from where you are to where you and your team really want to be – to The Intersection of Purpose and Now.