The 3 elements of success :
- The general principle is that each element must be given equal focus to gain maximum leverage
- Projects Success Metrics must include all 3 elements
- Bias will cause strain
- Good coaches will check on all 3 elements
- Outcomes must be defined in terms of success for all three elements
The 4 phases of Team development :
Phases of group work :
Orientation - WHY am I here?
When teams are forming everyone wonders WHY they are here, what their potential fit is and whether others will accept them. People need some kind of answer to continue.
Trust Building - WHO are you?
People want to know WHO they will work with - their expectations, agendas and competencies. Sharing builds trust and a free exchange among team members.
Goal Clarification - WHAT are we doing?
The more concrete work of the team begins with clarity about team goals, basic assumptions and vision. Teams and definitions come to the fore. WHAT are the priorities?
Commitment - HOW do we do it?
At some point discussions need to end and decisions must be made about HOW resources, time, staff will be managed. Agreed roles are the key.
Implementation - WHO does WHAT, WHEN, WHERE?
Teams turn the corner when they begin to sequence work and settle on WHO does WHAT, WHEN and WHERE. Timing and scheduling dominate this stage.
High Performance - WOW!
When methods are mastered, a team can begin to change its goals and flexibly respond to the environment. The team can say, "WOW!" and surpass expectations.