What are you like when you are not pursuing success at work? Is the authentic ‘you’ happiest making weekend plans and organising your family life; or does the idea of taking some ‘me’ time away from 9 to 5 problems appeal?
How Does Effective Team Work Produce Results?
I learned yesterday* that for Netball players, team working is a key part of their time together. Players develop their individual skills and learn how to complement other’s skills successfully, when they work together. Everyone gets to play a part in the team achieving its goals (it sounds like a low ego sport). That principle feeds back into their successful professional lives too, by all accounts.
What Is The Key To Improving Workplace Success?
Effective team work lies at the heart of workplace success. The UK Government is making policy decisions to draw on positive behaviours and improve the range of enterprises which are successful.
In their 2013 report ‘Management Matters’, The UK Commission for Employment and Skills found that 166,000 managers are deemed to be not fully proficient in their job… The skills most lacking are:
- strategic management
- planning and organisation
- team working
- problem solving
- oral communication
You can visit UKCES website here and learn more about that issue and new proposals to address those development areas.
How Will You Set A Goal To Tackle Your Needs?
Whether you are in the UK, the US, the EU or further afield did you recognise a development area in your own leadership or management practice in the bullet point list? If so you can relax. These are common issues that crop up in coaching conversations. A discussion with a coach will be a worthwhile first step, if you are ready to improve your performance. If so, I’m happy to discuss your development needs with you and support your actions as you move forward.
Who Will You Share Your Progress With?
Feel free to have a conversation about this topic with your colleagues. I’d be interested to know what you think. You can contact me regarding your own needs via the Contact form and more generally on Twitter @RogerD_said
There are more ideas relating to your work and life goals in the Archive section here and on Facebook and Google+ too. Or if you are a Linkedin user you can visit View Roger Dennison’s profile
*I am grateful to Kat – whom I met at an Enterprise Nation event – for the inspiration to discuss teamworking beyond the workplace. Kat is an avid Netballer and in charge of Toursprite – a startup offering fancy dress services to groups. Enterprise Nation helps people turn their passions into great businesses.