Ever inherited something, anything, maybe an old car, or a home that belonged to a loved one? Was it exactly what you would have wanted it to be? More than likely not. Usually, an inheritance requires that you do some work to bring the item back to a good place again. Inheriting a team is not quite the same as an inherited possession, but similar in that it’s not the hand-picked team of your choice, and quite possibly it isn’t what or where it needs to be.
It’s rare to get the team you want. You probably have limited familiarity with your new team, and you aren’t able to swap out existing staff for new people. What are your options, because you can’t just rebuild the team from scratch, or heaven forbid, stop the mission to repair the problems your team may be experiencing. Here are three tips to start you down the path of developing a high performing team when you don’t have the luxury of choosing your own staff.
Believe it or not, these tactics can really help revitalize people. Harnessing your team members individual strengths, interests, and passions is the start to adding value to the organization.
What have you found to be your biggest challenge in developing a new team? Let us know in the comments section below.
Join us next week for part 3 of the Peer to Boss series, where we’ll look at “Your First Team Meeting”.
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