The December Blog Roundup focuses on executing team strategy. While creating a strategy is a good thing, that strategy is nothing if not executed properly, customized appropriately and focused on creating excellence.
The fulcrum for executing team strategy leverages how well your team understands the breadth and depth of the impact they make on all of the people and departments they touch.
Ask yourselves: How well does my team understand and appreciate the functional value of each of these departments? How much of “what the other folks do” overlaps with “what my own team does”? What are the areas of complement? What are the opportunities for cross-functional synergy and collaboration?
Business is not conducted in a vacuum, even if you work virtually with a team that is dispersed globally. A team is not made up of one person; it is comprised of at least two people working towards a common goal. Your team strategy focuses on how well team members collaborate when they execute strategy.
How does your team reinforce targeting excellence, even if you all do not reside in the same room, building or country? What is required from each team member and management to create output that is perceived by your customers to be seamlessly integrated, as though you all did reside in the same room, building or country?
As we move forward together into the New Year, let’s take a look at how I addressed some of these issues and strategies in December blog posts. These are weighty questions with complex answers which we will continue to explore together.
Feel free to provide me with ideas for future blog posts on issues which are important to you, your team, your company and your industry vertical.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I enjoyed creating them for you!
All the best and Happy New Year!
- Business Process Management innovates Teams
- MSP (Managed Service Providers) SMB (Small to MidSize Business) Strategy in the Internet of Noise.
- Supplier Side Customer Experience
- Is Your Team “Status Quo” Good Enough?
- Business Process Management Team Mindset – 2 Questions
- Are IT Acronyms impeding Business Development?
- Team Management Strategy for “What’s Next?”
- Innovative Channel Partner Teams don’t sell Services
- Create Smart Business Teams
- Hassle Factors impede Productivity – 6 Tips
- Tell Your Team Stories
- Hold on to Your Big Thought!
- Can of Worms Clients Catalyze Growth
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Babette Ten Haken | Change Catalyst | Purpose-Driven Professional Innovation | Cross-Functional Team Leadership | Trust-Based Client Retention | In Person & Virtual Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Author |
Babette Ten Haken is a refreshingly extroverted STEM professional and skeptical thinker focused on intentional innovation. She helps people, teams and organizations make hard calls when designing products, services, careers and cultures. These are not easy conversations to have. Her ability to translate cross-functional conversations between left-brain and right-brain thinkers provides different pathways for behavior, response, insight and collaboration. Think of the strategic business and human capital value of moving beyond avoidance or group-think, together. Instead, let your creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills co-develop together, one millimeter at a time. She is a member of ASQ, SHRM, PMI, and the National Speakers Association. Her playbook of cross-functional collaboration, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Contact Babette here.