Does your team need a charter? | Issue #220
The Five Definitive Steps Towards Creating An Effective Team Charter
You’re in a never-ending meeting. Other team members are monopolising the airtime. No one’s making any decisions, and you can feel the frustration building. Your team could use a charter.
A team charter will clarify expectations and collective accountability. Particularly if the team works together to identify the things that matter. In my view, people don’t come to work to do a crap job. And yet, too many organisations are staffed by quiet quitters who coast along doing the bare minimum they can get away with. This can be hugely demoralising for anyone who wants to make an impact and do good work.
To scale your business in 2023, you need the right company culture. And this is dependent on the cultures of all your teams rolled into one. Invest some time in getting a few things crystal clear in people’s minds. What should you focus on? Based on my experience coaching Executive Teams, here are some definitive steps towards creating a team charter.
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We define culture as “how work gets done around here”. Put simply, it is your organization’s DNA: deeply embedded in your people’s actual values, assumptions, behaviors and mindsets – which might be very different from written values or leader talking points. And because culture has a direct link to performance, a strong culture most often leads to increased business value. In fact, 91% of executives surveyed said that improving corporate culture is likely to increase their organization’s value and nearly 80% ranked culture among the five most important factors driving their valuation.
Positive attention is 30 times more powerful than negative attention,” as Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall have shared. “People don’t need feedback. They need attention to what they do best…A focus on strengths increases performance. Therefore, a focus on strengths is what creates growth.
Despite claiming “people are our greatest asset,” many executives I’ve met expect employees to leave their personal lives at the door when they come to work. Yet Gallup’s data shows that having a best friend at work is strongly linked to business outcomes, including improvements in profitability, safety, inventory control, and employee retention.
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Quote of the week
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”Steve Jobs
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