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It is important to frame the team purpose in a meaningful way so that the results the team commits to are challenging and clear, and are goals that the members value and recognise as important.

The more team members are involved helps set individuals apart from their peers and is a useful skill for career progression. High –performing teams invest time and effort exploring, shaping and agreeing on a purpose that belongs to them both collectively and individually.

Members of a team should  agree:

  • what the team is expected to accomplish
  • how progress is measured
  • what problems they need to address

This activity will enable you and your team to explore all of the above.

Setting Our Team Purpose


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In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks about the importance of having a clear process in place to support employees bring forward ideas within the workplace.


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Benchmarking is a systematic tool that allows a company to determine whether its performance of organisational processes and activities represent the best practices.

Benchmarking models are used to determine how well a business unit, division, organisation or corporation is performing compared with other similar organisations.

A benchmark is a point of reference for a measurement. The term 'benchmark' presumably originates from the practice of making dimensional height measurements of an object on a workbench using a gradual scale or similar

The term 'benchmark' presumably originates from the practice of making dimensional height measurements of an object on a workbench using a gradual scale or similar tool and using the surface of the workbench as the origin for the measurements.

Traditionally, performance measures are compared with previous measures from the same organisation at different times. Although this can be a good indication of the speed of improvement within the organisation, it could be that although the organisation is improving, the competition is improving faster...

FIVE TYPES OF BENCHMARKING

  1. Internal benchmarking (benchmark within a corporation, for example between business units)
  2. Competitive benchmarking (benchmark performance or processes with competitors)
  3. Functional benchmarking (benchmark similar processes within an industry)
  4. Generic benchmarking (comparing operations between unrelated industries)
  5. Collaborative benchmarking (carried out collaboratively by groups of companies (e.g. subsidiaries of a multinational in different countries or an industry organisation).

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SMART

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Too often we don’t spend enough time clarifying what we’re really aiming to do before we move to action.

It’s all too easy to set objectives that are so general that we don’t know exactly what we’re trying to achieve, or whether we’ve achieved it.

A structured approach forces us to think more deeply and methodically about what we actually want. Perhaps the best known of these approaches is the SMART acronym.

This is a practical, straightforward tool, which can be used for both professional and personal planning.

There’s quite a wide range of variations in the way SMART is defined, and in this quick guide, we outline one of the most popular.

SMART OBJECTIVES


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In this video, Paul Bridle helps you understand how set measures in business can either engage or disengage employees.

 

 


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Can Scorpions Smoke? Creative Adventures in the Corporate World by Steve Chapman.

Imagination, creativity, improvisation and play are not words that adults normally associate with their work, but many secretly lament their absence in everyday life.

They are also words that many of us wouldn't put at the top of our curriculum vitae either. However, the world is changing and the emergence of an Age of Applied Artistry is calling for modern organisations to take the development of these skills more seriously, as they become capabilities that are not just nice-to-have but essential for survival in the corporate world of the future.

This book crashes together ideas from the world of Organisation Development (Od), gestalt psychology and improvisational theatre and distils them into some simple stories, concepts and practices that anybody and everybody can experiment with in order to awaken and unleash their own creative spirit.

It is an unusual, entertaining and insightful mix of biography and field guide that helps defrost the little creative genius inside of us all.


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