Team Activity Review
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Now that your team has identified what their ideal team member looks like and determined their own energy levels, it’s time to have a team meeting to review the results.
Take the time to meet with each team member and discuss the results of the activities. Pay special attention to areas where they shine as well as those areas where they feel they can improve. Work together to create a plan to fill in the gaps and best utilize the strengths.
ACTIVITY: Your Ideal Team Member Biography
Before each team meeting, take some time to complete the Ideal Team Biography for each position on your team. Be as precise and specific as you can. After you’ve completed the table, go back and rank the current staff member in each position against your ideal version of that position. You will use this during your Team Member meeting.
ACTIVITY: Team Member Meeting
- Post a sign up for meeting times and have each team member sign up. Make sure they are at least 1-week out so the team has plenty of time to prepare.
- Give enough time for each team member to go through his or her activity results thoroughly and develop an action plan for each member. Be focused and direct so not to give too much time.
- Set expectations for meetings such as: length, preparedness, commitment to activities, confidentiality, appreciation for their dedication to self and practice improvement.
- Have each member bring a copy of their activity results for your records and notes.
- Be curious and supportive throughout the meeting. Being open with your boss around one’s gaps, weaknesses, and job concerns can be very intimidating. You want them to be transparent and share so they can grow. Be committed to building trust.
- Follow up and be consistent. These two things will make the different between your team executing their action plans and ignoring them. Use tools and resources (Calendar, alerts, reminders, practice schedule) to make sure you follow up.
- Ensure environment is comfortable and confidential. No sharing of information with other members can occur if trust is to be built
- Get a pocket folder for each team member where you can store his or her activity results, meeting notes, and track follow up.
Now that your team has identified what their ideal team member looks like and determined their own energy levels, it’s time to have a team meeting to review the results. You'll then complete the activity "Your Ideal Team Member Biography" and "Team Member Meeting."