#MondayMotivation – Keeping Your Team Agile in the Fourth Quarter
#MondayMotivation two tiny little words that really hit home on a morning in December. With 4th quarter coming to a close the year’s end is certainly not all holiday parties and gift exchanges. For many of us, it means motivating our team to work long hours, reviewing a year’s worth of data, and creating plans for the year ahead.
How do we stay motivated to get the job done with pine scented, green and red distractions on every corner?
One way is to spend time thinking about what your team or business has done well over the last year. Create a list of strengths and achievements, and make time to celebrate and brainstorm how you can build on your success. Want more ideas? Try downloading one of my favorite agile team meeting activities.
The new year is a great time for team development.
When planning for next year, consider agile teams can learn, adapt, and innovate in the midst of change all while using their available resources. How responsive is your team? How prepared are they to handle the uncertainty and or complexities of the New Year?
As you begin to answer these questions, consider there is now compelling research to support the business case for making agility a strategic priority for organizations across a diverse range of industries and roles.
How Do We Grow Agility?
- Continuous Learning – Assessment and often re-assessment will provide your team with regular information and the time to regroup and adjust.
- Fluid Communication – Open channels of communication across all job functions and levels of authority.
- All In Context – Create an environment where teams feel empowered to respond in the moment.
To learn more read my blog Three Lessons From (and for) Agile Teams or reach out via the contact form below.
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Our list of services and approaches includes:
- Agility Workshops and Training
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