16 Apr 2019
So far in this series of posts, we’ve looked at team effectiveness: what it is, why it’s important, and what impact it has. To wrap up this topic, I want to share how you can measure it - whether informally or formally. Measurement is a critical part of ensuring that teams are effective. Measurement helps teams focus their energy on the characteristics of team effectiveness that need the most attention.
25 Feb 2019
Teams need a structure in which to operate, and without one they can easily run amok. Creating structure for a team is so simple that it’s often assumed by the members of a team. They may think, "we are all smart and know what we are doing and what we are trying to achieve... We don’t need to explicitly declare it, do we?"
24 Jan 2019
In my career I’ve been privileged to have been part of several executive teams trying to rapidly grow an organization. We were the most senior leaders, and charged with building out our functions to support the needs of the growing organization. We were all smart, experts in our functional areas and committed. We believed those qualities were sufficient for us to be effective, but in retrospect, not quite. What were we missing?