Should a group of footballers just run on the pitch and play?
A great analogy for this could be a group of football players who just want to run onto the pitch and play, without organising a strategy beforehand, without having an overall direction and without the relevant infrastructure.
Where the football team needs all these facets to be successful-so do all teams.
A real-life example:
One of our recent clients, a major engineering company, was experiencing a number of different issues within their organisation-including a lack of business focus and commercial awareness, and a lack of urgency.
Isolating and comparing the examples of the London 1 and London 2 teams from the organisation, for the key deliverables we knew that London 1 was a high performing team, while there were issues within London 2.
By using our profiling tool, we were able to identify the core reason that London 1 was performing much better than London 2.
The former had team members with dominant character profiles being ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’– which provided three strong, business-focused, team members. In fact, characters ‘2’ and ‘3’ were the leader and second in command respectively.
Our core takeaways from this, and why you should care:
Understanding the key deliverables allowed us to highlight that while the London 2 team were good at delivering on the job at hand, they lacked urgency, business focus and commercial awareness.
In comparison, London 1 had a dynamic team and attitude. It’s no surprise therefore, that the team leader for London 1 was a ‘3’ in our list of character traits- energetic.
By isolating the profiles of each team, and understanding the gaps, we were able to support the organisation as they built their perfect teams and improved on their key deliverables.
Nobody is perfect, but your team can be. Individually we all have strengths and weaknesses, and understanding these is important.
When we speak to business owners and leaders looking to understand what’s going on with their teams, they actually want to make a difference and plug the gaps where possible. They want to build perfect teams.
To find out how we can help your organisation build the perfect team, please click here and get in touch.