Is your team functioning as well as you would like? Les McKeown in The Synergist. How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success has advice for us. Keep in mind that organizations do not achieve success-people do through working individually and in groups or teams. Generally people fall into three types.
The combination of Visionary, Operator and Processor is an inherently unstable one, which leads to gridlock instead of a performing team. Getting them to work together is the challenge the leader has so having a fourth type is key.
It is important to remember that each type is valuable when working together so as you put together teams or groups have each represented. This book contains additional ideas worth considering.
Think about which type each of your people are and how you can maximize their skills. Are there others besides yourself as the leader that could function as the Synergist? Please comment so we can all benefit from your experiences.