Teams of people working together have the potential to deliver great results. At the same time, you are probably always looking for actions you can take to boost team performance. So what 5 actions could you take to boost team performance?
Action 1: Make the results clear
Your team will have been tasked with achieving something. The question is how clear have you made the results that you want them to deliver? For example, reviewing a process as a result is pretty vague. On the other hand, reviewing a process and recommending 5 ways to eliminate waste is much more tangible.
Action 2: Communicate well
A key foundation in any team is communication. You need to be able to get your messages across effectively, both verbally and in writing. Of equal importance is that you need to have effective listening within the team to maximise potential.
Action 3: Celebrate successes
A team will have an overall end point or result that it is trying to achieve. To achieve the end result, there will be a vast range of things to be achieved along the way. Sometimes teams fall into the trap of forgetting to celebrate the successes that they have achieved along the way. Remember to celebrate the successes along the way to achieving the end result.
Action 4: Leverage the team
The real value of teams is the diversity of skills, experience, expertise and attributes. On the other hand, this value is only worth anything if it is put to use. Make sure that you are putting the diverse qualities and skills of teams to work.
Action 5: Build trust
People work best and deliver better results when there are high levels of trust on the team. Building trust and getting people to the point where they know that they can rely on each other can make a huge difference. Remember that without trust nothing will be achieved.
Bottom line: Boosting team performance can be a win-win all round. So what action do you need to take to boost team performance?
Duncan Brodie helps accountants to become more effective leaders. Learn more here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.