Metrics: What To Measure and What To Leave Out
REMOVING THE OBVIOUS FIRST
Ever teach a child how to ride a bike? Then you have probably called attention to an object, a.k.a. rock, that was in the middle of their path to help him avoid colliding with it. Unfortunately what we do when we call attention to the very item we want our people to avoid is we focus their internal navigation to head straight for it. At The Team Optimizer, we teach the fundamental steps to remove the obstacles first, so we avoid colliding with it later.
THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE
Partnership is King! At least that is what we want you to come to appreciate at The Team Optimizer. Historically, great leaders merely start with the idea, but in combination with other minds, experiences and talents, they became dominant and respected. Great leaders do not lead a team of one to become great, they lead a revolution that includes many.
LIFEBLOOD OF A TEAM
Strategy is the lifeblood of the success of your team. It is the roadmap to get from where you are to where you need to go – together. All too often however, we find leaders resisting building strategy out of concern for creating complacency versus creativity. Aligning the heart of the mission with a compelling strategy and call to action is what it takes to fully optimize your team’s potential and breakthrough performance. Epic battles are not won by chance. They are measured by the strategy to achieve the desired outcome.
THE HUMAN SUCCESS QUOTIENT
In your company, you are likely told to measure and quantify everything. But that same ‘rule’ need not apply to your team. Can one measure human quality? Just as there are many different types of human beings, there are many different types of human doings. The same ‘rules’ for measuring and quantifying performance cannot be applied in the same way for every body. With The Team Optimizer, we measure the core of ‘who they are’ to ‘how they perform’ to get the full measure of the WHY they are on the team to begin with.