All human beings have a need in their jobs to be able to assess for themselves whether or not they are doing a good job.
Immeasurement isn’t a word but it sure is a problem. Lencioni talks about this in his book 3 Signs of a Miserable Job and it’s something all Pastors, Leaders and Managers need to improve upon.
How does your team know they are winning?
Do they base it on your current mood? -or- Regardless of your mood, is it based on your words?
Let me be honest. I am dissatisfied with the job I am doing with my Staff Team at Mission. I’ve been doing a ton of research this fall on what I plan to implement for 2016.
But here’s what I do know...
I need to remove myself from the equation. You need to remove yourself from the equation.
@@People need to know intrinsically that they are winning in their work.@@
How do we do this?
1. Make A Scoreboard:
- Make it visible
- Make it fun
- Capitalize on competition
By January of 2016 I’ll have a flat screen hanging outside of my office scrolling through the key things we are moving forward as a team and as individuals.
Tools I’m Using:
- SlideCompanion - an app to update what displays on your scoreboard
- ChromeCast - plugs into TV to receive slides from SlideCompanion
- Infogr.am - online tool to make your metrics look great
2. Be SMART -
- Use Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound metrics.
3. Control -
- A team member must answer "yes" to the question "Do I control this?"
4. Review Often
- Begin and end your work week reviewing how everyone is doing.
- Give your team an way to update their personal progress.
@@Andy Stanley says, "What is rewarded is repeated."@@
- Celebrate publicly
- Reward privately - I’m beginning to use Bonus.ly for this.
(Don't have an office? That's ok. Build your scoreboard in Google Slides. Then send the link to your staff on a weekly basis or present at your weekly staff meeting.)
If leadership is about empowering others, why not empower others to know for themselves if they are winning? As I stated with, I’m dissatisfied with how I’ve done in this area in the past. As I’m coming out of investigation mode I would love to hear how you help your Staff or Team measure what you are trying to accomplish.
Leave a comment and let’s begin a conversation!