Does your team have the right success strategies?
When forming a team for your project, it’s important to remember that not everyone on the team is a clone of you. Each one is unique and has their own talents, skills and the way they communicate best. You can use that fact to your advantage. Team members that complement each other bring more to the project. If everyone thought and worked the same, you would miss out on a lot of creativity and problem solving.
Do they understand your vision?
It may be clear in your head, but have you completely defined the project so that the entire team understands it? Consider how the different people participating in this project need to visualize the desired outcome:
- Do you think that creative people will see the project the same as the technical staff?
- How about the numbers person? How will they interpret the project?
- A written description, a drawing, similar examples or previous versions are all helpful. How about a diagram that shows the life of the project?
- Will it be done in stages or will it be completed all in one project?
- Who are the end users?
- Does it need to integrate with anything?
- Which specific items must be included and which are desired but not crucial?
- Will some tasks need to be contracted out or does the team have all the skills in-house?
These may all seem like obvious questions, but many a team goes into their project without knowing this information. Skipping this planning phase will cause frustration, misunderstandings and a waste of resources.
The team goal needs to be collective
All the individuals involved will have their specific tasks, but everyone needs to be on the same page. On an ideal team, everyone will be working towards the same goal and will do everything possible to achieve it while being respectful and cooperative with everyone involved. Right. Not everyone is going to play nice and have the same personal agenda during the project. Management needs to build in accountability so that information is shared and each person is responsible for their piece of the project and how it affects the rest of the team. If a team member is falling short, correct the situation right away before it impacts the project negatively.
When your team is successful
Make sure that you and the team recognizes all contributions to the success of the project. It is so easy for “high visibility” contributors to seize the spotlight. Don’t forget about the hardworking people in the background doing the less glamorous part of the project. Without their support, the project probably wouldn’t have gotten off the ground!
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