Define Your Team And Set Them In the Right Direction

David Mendlewicz
August 3, 2016
Define Your Team And Set Them In the Right Direction

Success in your business is dependent on how clearly you define your teams and your aspirations for them. Here are some fundamentals to ensure you're moving your team in the right direction.1. Establish a clear purposeWhy does the team exist, and what should they aim to accomplish? Everyone in the team should agree on their purpose and what they want to achieve. Also, team members should all share expectations.2. Communicate, communicate, communicate!Nothing is wrong with over-communicating. So, make sure team members (and you) are consistent and open with information. Therefore, you can eliminate bias and misinterpretation within your teams.3. Clarify roles and responsibilitiesEveryone has a part, so be sure no team member is confused about what they are supposed to be doing. And if someone has a question, they should know which person can provide the answer.4. Establish accountabilityThere should be 3 levels of accountability: Every person should be accountable for 1) themselves , 2) for each other and 3) for the team as a whole. As a result, there will be more honesty and trust at each level.5. Have a processIn order to accomplish anything, a team must be able to meet up, communicate on ideas, and then make decisions. Also, it's always good to have a checklist to track progress.Source: Forbes

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