When it comes to your team’s performance, how often are you putting out the same fires?
How often do the same problems occur?
Often we are so busy putting out fires, that we forget to look at how to improve our processes, performance and team dynamics. There is so much going on day to day in organisations that it can be exhausting for managers and team members alike. Going through the motions means the team is performing adequately to get by.
High-performance teams, however, are committed to continuous improvement. Continuous improvement defines how they approach performance management, learning and innovation. They’re looking at how to be more productive every day in every task so that they are getting better at what they do and require less effort to do it.
Continuous improvement can improve team culture
Have you ever felt that every week at work blends into the next? An endless cycle of the same thing. Continuous improvement breathes new life into work and brings relief to the monotony of simple tasks.
As you strive for improvement, things change. You might work smarter; you might invest in more sophisticated tools or software which allows you and your team to develop new skills. And this can motivate team members who want to progress and broaden their career prospects.
Teams that are focused on improvement have a culture where people can speak up, share ideas and feel supported. As team members share ideas and see them being implemented; it will boost confidence and morale. And more ideas will come, more improvements will come. As ideas flow in, engagement, enthusiasm and more will improve. And now your team is performing at its peak.
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