How often have you worked with a team that just isn’t on the same page? This common work situation of being misaligned is not the team’s fault but the responsibility of the leader/manager.
What Elements Make Up Team Alignment?
When any of these three elements are out of alignment, the result is loss of efficiency, loss of productivity, loss of motivation and an unacceptable work product. Team alignment is a critical success factor found in high performing teams. If you find your team is out of alignment your “job one” is to realign.
Steps to Contextual Alignment
1. Diagnosis – before starting any corrective action, you’ve got to understand what is broken and where. Look at the team holistically and then in parts.
A. Is there evidence where a person or process is not aligned? Be careful, it is easy to blame a process…
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