Common Pitfalls for Teams
Building great teams takes a lot of time and effort from HR, management and the employees. Choosing the right team is essential for the success of projects and for the business itself.
However, teams sometimes unconsciously sabotage their success in small but important ways. In his 2012 book, Choose Not To Fail, US businessman Peter Jerkewitz outlines the common pitfalls that plague teams and stops them from doing their best work.
Some of these pitfalls include the following:
Focus on the Wrong Problem
Clear direction and leadership are needed to avoid wasting time and effort in trying to solve the wrong tasks. While they might do the perfect job, if these efforts do not align with the company’s goals, it will all be in vain.
This situation then creates more work for the team who will now have to go back to the drawing board to fix the original problem, thereby resulting in more wasted time and more pressure placed on the team.
Our Movie Making Teambuild is perfect for teams to understand a process from beginning to end and not waste time on pointless tasks.
Beyond Teambuilding pride ourselves in creating events, activities and challenges that push any team past mediocrity, allowing them to express themselves in a way that unleashes a team synergy that is often lying dormant. Our teambuilding is done in two definitive ways; formal and informal. Both have merit and are used to create the specific objectives of your particular team’s needs.
Delivering too Much or too Little
It becomes a problem when teams fail to deliver, miss deadlines or do not complete assigned tasks. However, over-delivering can also be a problem.
If your team is assigned to create a new product or campaign, the goal is not to have as many ideas as possible but rather to have one or two strong ideas. It will result in less time wasted on fleshing out weak ideas and more time spent on a great idea.
Our Ubuntu Teambuild will help teams focus on what is important and how best to deliver exactly that.
Dismissing Personal Issues
A team is not made up of robots. Different personalities and beliefs will clash every now and again. Hurt feelings and closed minds can result in a decrease in productivity.
The above should not be underestimated. Put systems in place to deal with such instances before it affects other aspects in the workplace.
Take some time and get your team to complete a Team Climate Survey and let us help you understand your team.
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