The responsibility to ensure the understanding of roles and create an effective team structure rests squarely with the team leader. When the team performance is below par due to a poor understanding of roles, it points back to ineffective team leadership.
Take a sheet of flip chart paper and draw a circle in the centre to represent your role as a manager. Draw round it smaller circles to represent 'significant others' in your role set i.e. all the people who you feel will have expectations of your role and/or of whom you have expectations. Show the importance of a particular link by the distance of the circle from the centre.
Discuss this 'map' with a colleague. Check that you have included all significant role relationships.
These charts can be used in different ways, depending
on the situation and the levels of trust and cooperation
They can be completed by each member of the team and then shared with members of the role set to see how far members agree or differ in their perceptions. Individuals can give feedback to each other in order to identify areas of ambiguity and possible conflict. This requires a high level of trust and cooperation.
Alternatively they can be discussed individually with a colleague, consultant or mentor who is not part of the role set.
The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective.
Whether we like it or not, goal setting is an integral and important aspect of all our lives. For some of us, this is a conscious process, however for many others it is an unconscious act that has very little direction or purpose. Some people may even be surprised to learn that they are actually setting goals on a daily basis.
If you reflect back on your day, you will realize that you are actually setting and achieving an immeasurable amount of goals as you progress throughout your day. Some are relatively small and seemingly insignificant such as deciding what you will eat for lunch, while others are more important and relevant to your future endeavors.
The process of goal setting naturally decreases the habits of
These two behaviors go hand-in-hand in sabotaging many promising creative ideas, wishes and dreams. Goal setting will provide you with a renewed energy and a sense of direction which promotes and motivates action and quick decision making.