Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
You will, of course, be holding one-to-one performance reviews regularly. But, if you want good teamwork, you also need regular team reviews.
This is where you get your team together to assess how your team working is going and what changes you can make to improve it.
Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)
This video is part of course module number 4.3.2
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 2: Teamwork and Team Working
Other videos in this section include:
– Essentials of Working as a Team https://youtu.be/AZHBmSvcMuk
– Providing for Your Team https://youtu.be/-4ZGJTc1izY
– Protecting Your Team https://youtu.be/d2l0MAmgZnI
– Facilitating Effective Team Working https://youtu.be/u0_saYNmHmg
– Your Team’s Skills and Expertise https://youtu.be/8thhYXa4ZqI
– Elements of Effective Team Meetings https://youtu.be/QOKkXUza3uw
– Leading Effective Team Reviews https://youtu.be/vjqrYafrttU
– Team Celebrations https://youtu.be/sSF6PMrsMJE
– Problem Solving with Your Team https://youtu.be/sEcQ2FoXzao
– Your Team Working Problems Solved https://youtu.be/tIwRNM-jGKA
Review your performance as a team against your goals, objectives and plans.
But this ‘task focus’ will not be as valuable as a focus on your team process in your team reviews. This is where you’ll be able to identify sustainable team maintenance and improvement opportunities.
Facilitate a conversation about how well your team is working together.
Things to consider include in your team review:
1. Interactions and respect
2. Goal, task, and role clarity
3. Collaborative behaviors
4. Communication modes, quality, quantity
5. Meeting effectiveness
6. Skills gaps and overlaps
7. Work and task allocation
8. Conflicts and grumbles
9. Issue handling and problem solving
11. Obstacles, blockers, and constraints from outside the team
12. Elephants in the room
Two Great Team Review exercises:
1. Mad – Sad – Glad – Add
2. Starfish review
a. More of
b. Less of
c. Stop doing
d. Keep doing
e. Start doing
1. How often do you hold team reviews? When did you last conduct a team review? Determine when will be the right time for your next team review… and schedule it! (1 MC CPD Point)
2. What areas have you covered in recent team reviews? And what have you not covered? Determine the topics you most need to prioritze in your next team review. (2 MC CPD Points)
3. After your next team review – reflect on:
– a. What you learned and what you need to do, as a result
– b. How well the team review went and what changes you need to make, to create even better team reviews in the future.
(4 MC CPD Point)
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)
– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4
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