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- Studies show that the more people are involved in a project or task, the less effort, on average, each individual devotes to accomplishing that task. If you’ve ever been in a “group project” at school, you’ve probably experienced this firsthand!
- Step #1: Develop a team contract. This (preferably brief) document should focus on the team’s goal, responsibilities, and norms. Everybody understands, signs, and commits.
- Step #2: Short, frequent meetings as opposed to long, drawn-out meetings. The longer between meetings, the more the team drifts off-track. At each meeting, revisit the team contract as a grid to gauge progress and address hangups.
- Step #3: Stand and deliver – literally. Every week, team members should be given space to share their accomplishments. Teams that do this are 34% more productive than teams that don’t.
- Step #4: Create a line of sight. When team members see how their effort is positively impacting the end goal, they are more productive.
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. -Phil Jackson