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Productive Office Work Teams

 

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“The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can’t extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.” ― Charles Duhigg

Maintain a Work Balance

  • Plan daily schedules to support short-term and long-term goals.
  • Review team goals daily, then link them to the activities for the week.
  • Avoid ambiguous language. Be very specific and precise so the listener can receive a clearer communication and less the need for repetition.
  • Don’t allow little distractions to take away your focus from your team.  Turn off those pesky text and email pings that takes your attention away from you projects.
  • Set realistic time frames on new projects.   A tight work load can frustrating and generous workloads can contribute to inefficacy.
  • Give instruction and make requests as specifically, as possible.  Ask your team to repeat what they think you said and immediately correct misinformation.
  • Use delegation skills to develop your team and expand their work experience skills.
  • Ask your team, “Is there a more effective way of doing these projects?”
  • When multiple people take a project, break it down into pieces of their own real estate.  It sometimes can get difficult to stay on track towards the end project goal.
  • Schedule creative and challenging monthly events during your peak hours.
  • Lighten up with laughter to lift spirits and enhance creativity.

Set Priorities and Take Initiatives

  • Set realistic time frames on new projects.   A tight work load can frustrating and generous workloads can contribute to inefficacy.
  • Give instruction and make requests as specifically, as possible.  Ask your team to repeat what they think you said and immediately correct misinformation.
  • Use delegation skills to develop your team and expand their work experience skills.
  • Ask your team, “Is there a more effective way of doing these projects?”

Develop a Win-Win

  • When multiple people take a project, break it down into pieces of their own real estate.  It sometimes can get difficult to stay on track towards the end project goal.

Synergize Your Team

  • Schedule creative and challenging monthly events during your peak hours.
  • Lighten up with laughter to lift spirits and enhance creativity.

Resources:

Characteristics of Good Work Team Members

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201301/characteristics-good-work-team-members

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Teams

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/culture-beat-the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-virtual-teams/

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Two Major Steps to Setting Goals

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“A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Napoleon Hill

Setting goals for your life and business allows you to choose how you want to move through your daily life.  Meeting these goals will lead to a feeling of satisfaction and daily accomplishments. Be sure to keep track of your goals to see your progress. While meeting your goals be sure to have rewards along the ways.

Setting Broad Overreaching Goals [short-term and long-term]

  •  Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-related.
  • To reach goals for yourself and your organization, effective goals must be broken down into smaller pieces.
  • Use positive statements to direct a way to affirm your commitment to completing your goals.
  • Set priorities to determine the criteria you will use to determine if and how well the goals are to be met.
  • Include a time frame for completion, such as goals for employees or virtual professionals who perform routine processing functions. Are more goals more time-sensitive than others?
  • Keep your incremental goals small.
  • Make use of a journal to track all your goals to keep you motivated to continue your progress.

Setting Specific Manageable Goals

  • List all your deadlines that your plan to meet on your calendar. Testing your product will move you closer to completing your short-term goals.
  • Goal statements are a result of what you expect and the time involved to achieve your goals.
  • Goals should be developed from all involved parties.
  • Goals should be challenging and achievable.
  • Goals should be revised with new goals when the needs of the job changes.
  • Take the time to assess where you are in your larger target goal.

Resources:

Free goal setting worksheets http://www.goalsettingbasics.com/free-goal-setting-worksheets.html http://www.steinarknutsen.com/7-free-goal-setting-templates-and-worksheets-to-download/   Developing and Writing Measurable Goals and Objectives http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/Writing-Measurable-Goals-and-Objectives.pdf https://www.fldoe.org/aala/pdf/smart.pdf

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