You and I know that aligning your team is as important as aligning the tyres of your car. An aligned team will have less friction to slow down your business operations.
Without team alignment, you will have:
• Silo behavior with people prioritising what’s important to them
• Friction as each silo pulls in a different direction
• Sense of entitlement that the company ‘owes’ them
I’m sure you know how this can jeopardise your company’s speed and efficiency.
In order for your team to be a Winning Team that can run as fast as you want them to, you need to constantly check what they are aligned to, and why
Here’s a checklist for you to align your team :
Does everyone know your company’s vision?
How important is your company’s vision to them, to your customers, and to society?
How does the current business goals and targets contribute to this vision?
How does their current job scope contribute to this Vision?
At your next townhall or team meeting, discuss these four questions with them. Listen to what they say so that you’ll know where they are. If necessary, re-align them back to your company’s vision.
As people get caught up in the busy-ness of everyday work, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Every month or every quarter, give them a reminder of why they are doing what they are doing. When this vision is clear in everyone’s sights, they will start putting aside personal differences because they are working for a common cause.