The importance of work teams appears to be gaining in strength as jobs get bigger, organizational structures get more complex, and more and more companies become multi-national in scope (Naquin & Tynan, 2003). In today’s corporate environment, it appears the team – not the individual – holds the key to business success.
Silverleaf HR Solutions can work with you to optimise the performance of your team. We use a model of team effectiveness developed by Michael Lombardo and Robert Eichinger (1995) which identifies five factors inside the team and two factors outside the team which impact team effectiveness.
By using an appropriate team profiling assessment tool (such as Belbin, Myers-Briggs or DiSC) the team members learn more about themselves and how they operate within the team as well as increase their awareness and understanding of other team members roles and preferences. This provides a foundation for the team agreeing \“Operating Principles\” to hold each other accountable to.
Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” provides an excellent framework for both individuals and teams to improve their own effectiveness in the workplace. It shares tools and templates that assist in prioritisation and execution of urgent and important tasks and activities.
Meaningful metrics and stretch targets should be established for any high performing team. Silverleaf HR Solutions can help you identify meaningful measures of success.
The T7 model of Team Effectiveness