In yesterday’s blog , we looked at a better way to set a goal. Now, it’s time to take action to realize that goal. Achievement of specific team goals starts with recognizing how people act and where behavioral dynamics can drive team performance.
Taking a look at key behavioral components of a team can accelerate the goal achievement process:
Expressiveness: Are there different times for collaborative discussion and personal reflection set up for the team? These different times tailor to a broad spectrum of people and how they prefer to express their thoughts and feelings. Allow for expression to flourish, both in smaller 1-on-1 discussions and larger meeting/brainstorming settings.
Assertiveness: Are we pushing hard enough to capture this goal? Are we pushing too hard at the cost of relationships? Certain situations call for a more laid back approach while others require a driving approach. Take stock of who on the team is able to provide those perspectives naturally and empower them to do it.
Flexibility: Given today’s rapidly changing environment, are we open to these shifts and direction pivots with short notice? Can we still stay on track and focused without limiting our opportunities? The flexibility within the team will create a full spectrum-approach to knowing when to keep on track and when to change paths.
Coordinating behavior ensures that the diverse, holistic approach to team goals will drive high performance. It will also unlock a continual approach to goal achievement based on natural actions and tendencies.