8 Ways to Develop Winning Teams in a Lean Organization

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Highly performing and effective teams use a set of values that encourage listening and responding constructively to views expressed by others, giving others the benefit of the doubt, providing support, and recognizing the interests and achievements of others.

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8 Ways to Develop Winning Teams in a Lean Organization

  1. 1. 8 Ways to Develop Winning Teams in Lean Organizations<br />Presented by<br />Jeff Hajek<br />Gotta Go Lean<br />Tim McMahon<br />A Lean Journey<br />Version 4/14/2011<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />
  3. 3. Pick a Winning Team<br />Here are a couple of things to consider when picking team members:<br />Balance of "hard" and "soft" skills <br />Best experience possible <br />Coverage of the knowledge areas needed<br />Willingness to join, available<br />Leadership /Management skills<br />Maturity to take responsibility<br />Follows through on commitments<br />Good listening skills<br />Willing to actively participate<br />Can give and take feedback<br />Can communicate clearly<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_baseball_classic_2006_championship_gold_medal.jpg<br />
  4. 4. Don’t Treat Everyone Equally<br />Focus on “WIFM?”<br />Equal is not fair.<br />Tailor leadership style to individuals.<br />No group punishments.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scale_of_justice_2_new.jpeg<br />
  5. 5. Great Groups Have Great Leaders<br />Every great group has a strong and visionary leader.<br />Not simply an ambition to succeed.<br />Vision that inspires the team to work as if the fate of civilization rested on their completing their project.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Compass_icon_matte.svg<br />
  6. 6. Focus on Behaviors, Not Results<br />Performance has a random pattern to it.<br />Rewards and reprimands don’t change results short term.<br />Work on changing behaviors and skills.<br />
  7. 7. Effective Meetings Are a Necessity<br />Create an agenda and stick to it.<br />Establish a meeting code of conduct.<br />Everyone’s idea will be heard.<br />3 Knock Rule.<br />“Parking Lot” for out of scope ideas.<br />Further Reading: Meeting Codes of Conduct<br />http://www.aleanjourney.com/2009/02/meeting-codes-of-conduct.html<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obama_cabinet_meeting.jpg<br />
  8. 8. Get People the Right Skills to Succeed<br />Performance requires many factors.<br />Minimum skills to meet basic job requirements.<br />Enhancement skills lead to exceptional performance.<br />Skill building requires resources and a plan.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archery_target.jpg<br />
  9. 9. It All Starts and Ends with Communication<br />It is crucial to be able to communicate openly and honestly about ideas, recommendations and concerns with other team members. <br />It is just as important to be able to listen attentively and respond objectively with helpful feedback.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JT_Switchboard_770x540.jpg<br />
  10. 10. Let People Fail<br />Give people autonomy.<br />Match skills to risk.<br />Doesn’t apply to negligence.<br />People learn best in ‘sink or swim’ situations.<br />Leaders should act as lifeguards.<br />Teams should not fear failure.<br />Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tacoma-narrows-bridge-collapse.jpg<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />Pick a Wining Team<br />Don’t Treat Everyone Equally<br />Great Groups have Great Leaders<br />Focus on Behaviors, Not Results<br />Effective Meetings are a Necessity<br />Get People the Right Skills to Succeed<br />It All Starts and Ends with Communication<br />Let People Fail<br />
  12. 12. Follow-up Information<br />http://www.ALeanJourney.com<br />Not All Groups are Teams<br />Meeting Codes of Conduct<br />10 Tips for Good Listening<br />Leadership: The Power of Influence<br /><ul><li>http://www.GottaGoLean.com
  13. 13. Lean Training System
  14. 14. http://www.Velaction.com
  15. 15. Lean training bundle
  16. 16. 22 classes for $59</li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />Jeff Hajek<br />Info@Velaction.com<br />www.GottaGoLean.com<br />1.800.670.5805<br />Tim McMahon <br />http://linkedin.com/in/timothyfmcmahon<br />860-469-LEAN (5326)<br />
  17. 17. Copyright Terms<br />You may modify this presentation for use within your own organization.<br />You may distribute this presentation within your own organization.<br />You may not distribute this presentation, its derivative works, or images contained within it outside of your own organization.<br />

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