How to create an intentional team?
There is a process. It starts with preparation. Then there is discovery and planning. Then nurturing by leading, piloting and adapting. Once the team has attained an intentional state, sustaining it so it can rise to unexpected challenges.
An intentional team needs to operate at three levels:
- The organization, that sets clear goals, remains engaged and champions team progress. It is essential that there is a clear strategic plan.
- The team that is collaborative, intention-oriented, self-managing and operates with a proven framework.
- The individual who is hopeful, self-motivated and self-improving. Key team members need to be equipped with leadership skills.
Over many years Big Tree has developed an approach that has been proven to deliver results. Our approach is sensitive to the needs of the organization and the capabilities of team members. Sometimes it requires tough-love honesty. It is sophisticated and disciplined and does not employ traditional “team-building” games.
The process for nurturing an intentional team
- Team is under-performing
- Sponsor sees need for team development
- Team members are neutral or dispirited
- Collaborative, people-based process
- Proven team approach & framework
- Learning, piloting, adapting and adopting
- Continuous communication
- Team members feel hopeful
- Team identity is reinforced
- Business and Team output is improved
- Intentional Team philosophy embedded and results are realized
- Team members are triumphant