I ask these two questions in team-building workshops. First, think about the best team you’ve been a part of; what made it so? (That could be a work or project team, a sports team, a drama team, anything!) Now, think about a team you’ve been on that “just missed.” That’s right – just missed. Why so? What could have made it soar?
Does “just missed” apply to your current team? Would your key people say, “It could be great but it’s not quite there?” Specifically, what one thing will you start doing and one thing will you stop doing to ensure that “just missed” doesn’t apply?