3 Habits Of High-Performing Teams
What are some common challenges that small business owners and startup
teams face? Long hours, conflicting personalities, not enough space, or too many mistakes?
A business team should undergo comprehensive team training in order to perform at a high level. To help your team become more efficient and effective, here are 3 team-building skills that you should focus on developing:
1) How to be great followers so that they can be great leaders
Good followers know how to listen attentively, ask questions when they don't understand something, adapt to changing demands from different leaders, and give constructive criticism. They also when it's time to put your head down and execute the task at hand.
Your best followers are the ones you should promote to leadership roles. They know first-hand what it takes to successfully complete the orders that they will be doling out, and they will be better trainers and managers.
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2) How to solve problems while focusing on the goal
When problems and hurdles pop up, sometimes out of nowhere, it's your job to ensure that your team knows how to resolve them while keeping the broader goal in mind. High-performing and effective teams know how to break down complex problems, articulate their needs to one another, leverage the skills and differences of others, and avoid arguments that may be unproductive.
3) How to learn from mistakes
In order to make sure your team performs like a well-oiled machine, you should review what went wrong and ways to fix it after every mistake. Mistakes happen in even the best companies
, and when they do, it's important to learn from them and put processes in place to ensure that the same mistakes don't happen over and over again.
First, discuss what happened and why. Then, suggest ways to improve the process. Keep in mind that blaming employees is not productive. There has to be accountability, but it's more important to make improvements that prevent the same mistakes from occurring in the future. Remember, "Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom," said General George Patton.About 40Billion.com
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