Team Performance Instrument
– Know what your team values.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
In a Nutshell
Ask any team member about how their performance is assessed and the answer is unlikely to surprise you. Teams are often focused on metrics like sales targets, the bottom line and the amount of new business generated. These are results or critical points of interest that need to be achieved within a certain timeframe.
However, what companies take for granted is the team’s ability to work as a team, which is a critical component of how teams deliver results. Teams which do not operate on a shared value system are likely to suffer more disruption. Companies which see the value of optimizing team performance tend to invest heavily in team bonding. While important, the investment is slightly misplaced.
Typically, team bonding is an infrequent one-off event which companies hope will yield results over the year. Companies don’t leave sales targets or business development to chance, do they? Why, then, leave this aspect to chance and hope? Having a framework that allows teams to see how they have performed, over a time period, yields better returns; better returns in the form of tight-knit and mature teams that are motivated to achieve results.