Coaching For Team Building
The foundation of coaching a team to success is being grounded to a company culture and environment. And that process begins at the recruitment step to ensure every team member is a good cultural fit with the organization.
Following are the top three ways to make sure you are starting off with people who fit your culture:
1. Have a written culture statement (you can view ActionCOACH‘s 14 Points of Culture on this website by just going to the “About Us” tab and clicking on “Our 14 Points of Culture.”
2. Get to know candidates for key positions by asking open ended questions, such as, “Our first point of culture is Commitment, give me both a personal and professional example of you demonstrating Commitment.”
3. Do background checks. If “Integrity” is one of your organizational points of culture, check on your candidate’s integrity by doing a credit check and a criminal background check.
Another rule of team building is to train your people on what is expected of them and how you expect them to act.
Following are the top three tips on training your team:
1. Above and beyond your culture statement, your business needs a Vision Statement. Everyone in the organization must buy into the vision statement and it must be a point of inspiration for them. Here are a couple of good Vision Statements…Microsoft: “Create experiences that combine the magic of software with the power of Internet services across a world of devices.” Nike: “To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the World.” Apple: “To make a contribution to the world by making tools for the mind that advance humankind.” Disney: “We make people happy.”
2. The very first day with your company is the employees’ most important day. Start him/her off on the right foot. Develop a training program to go over your Vision and Culture and have this program presented by a SENIOR Manager.
3. Your organization must have, follow and enforce rules. Develop your company’s “rules of the game.” Have these rules written and reviewed with your employee in their orientation period. Disney, for instance, has ten management principles, the fourth being: “All for One and One for All”, which highlights the importance of teamwork and empowerment of the employees. Teamwork is described as a method of fostering intense loyalty, enthusiasm and commitment. Because the focus at the Disney Company is to make sure that each guest has a memorable and pleasant experience, it doesn’t matter whose “job” it is to pick up a piece of trash. It becomes everyone’s responsibility.
In order to build your dream team for your business, you must make team building activities consistent. When you get your team involved in the planning process of quarterly activities, you’ll see the enthusiasm and engagement pay off with better business results.
Is your Team on the right track?
Find out how your training “measures up” against other companies today. Getting the results will guide you to implement the types of training to get your company right on track………