Conversations Catalogue: Canada Feb. 2016 - Page 29

Knowing It All “Being relatively new, [the conversation] gave me an opportunity to interact with people that I’ve only emailed and talked to a little in passing. It was nice to see people and talk to them about their strengths so we can all utilize a better work atmosphere and lean on each other more effectively.” —CLAYTON SCOTT, LEVITT-SAFETY While strong teams have specific, well understood objectives, it’s important to remember that different people have different strengths and styles in accomplishing those goals. Utilizing these differing personality types can lead to increased teamwork, better results, and regular innovation. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • No individual can be more successful than a smoothly working team of diverse individuals. • Focus the team on a single, clearly understood objective; brainstorming creative ways to accomplish it. • Identify the four dominant thinking styles, and which members from your team fit which style. • Discuss ways to learn through failure, without risking losing your job. Motivation 3.0 Successful teams in the 21st century move fast. Successful teams are comprised of autonomous, passionate, self-motivated individuals; each working on their own projects, each project furthering collective team goals. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Think and act beyond the training manual. • Evaluate the team’s “standard” tasks and consider whether they should be more or less systematized. • Discuss how we “motivate ourselves properly in our tasks.” • Plan how the team will hold itself accountable to deliverables. “We had a great discussion around autonomy, mastery and purpose. Fabulous conversation to launch our meeting.” —KRISTINA PROCTOR, PELMOREX WWW.ACTIONABLECONVERSATIONS.COM TEAM 29