Does your organization have a strategy to become a healthy and productive team? Do you have a plan to design a strategy for your teamwork effort?
The goal of a strategy is to develop a team that will enable the vision to become a reality. Developing teams without a strategic plan is futile. Aubrey Malphurs notes:
“….vision is a must………Few would climb on board a cruise ship if the captain had no idea where he was going…… A vision is also critical to other factors such as…. unity, motivation, finances, and evaluation.” (Pouring New Wine in Old Wine Skins, Aubrey Malphurs, pages 133-134)
A bridge is needed to accomplish this due to a chasm that may separate the visionary from those he is trying to train. How can someone with a vision connect himself to those he would like to develop into a team to accomplish the fulfillment of the vision?
To convey a vision a team leader must help create a strategic plan that is clear and connecting. There are three basic principles that must be understood in the development and design of a strategy to lead teams:
- The strategy of one team may not work for another team.
- Every team is unique and calls for a unique plan.
- Identifying the strategy begins with a leader who has a “clear vision.”
The word “strategy” is a good way to develop a plan or design for strong and healthy team development.
- S-ound foundation for team development
- T-arget Strengths
- R-ecognize Weaknesses
- A-rrangement of Skills and Talents
- T-rain, Tutor, Teach
- E-nlist Potential and Future Players
- G-row relationships with Team Members
- Y-earn for Success
If this S.T.R.A.T.E.G.Y. is followed it can help any team develop a design that can lead the group into becoming a productive team.