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Is your team stuck? Unstick them
The Wisdom of Teams, one of the first books to define the team phenomenon, still offers some of the best advice for managing them. Here’s how to get a stalled team moving: It’s great when the team applies some of these energizing tactics without being asked. But if that doesn’t happen, your job as a leader is to intervene and shake things up. Revisit the basics by asking the team to rethink its purpose, approach and goals. Achieve small wins. Even noncritical, short-term wins can get a team moving forward. Introduce fresh new approaches and ideas. Simply providing new customer case studies or front-line work measures can end the stalemate. Set up training. It could center on skills, or goals. teamwork Juggle the team’s membership or change its Leaders can seem irreplaceable. Don’t be afraid to intervene and mandate a change. . leadership —Adapted from The Wisdom of Teams, Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith, HarperCollins.
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