Not Aligned? Imagine Your Team On The Same Page

Not aligned?

As a leader, getting your team on the same page is easier said than done. With so many different backgrounds, perspectives, and ages, finding common threads can be a struggle.

Turning individuals into a cohesive team can be done by bringing unity through shared values. Creating a value-based culture fosters a team environment that is collaborative and united through shared visions and goals.

Businesses today are facing new challenges for finding commonalities within teams as many communicate online rather than in tangible spaces. With five generations actively employed and the hybrid business model continuing to grow in popularity, finding the right tools to energize, connect, and inspire has become more imperative than ever before. Although working remotely comes with many benefits, sharing new ideas and collaborating can be difficult. Using values as a tool to counteract a team disconnect can be an effective way to re-inspire and re-engage every member. 

Get Inspired

In a hybrid workplace, team engagement can often feel unreliable and hard to instill. So how do you get your team on the same page and motivated to achieve more victories together? 

In your organization’s calendar, implement interactive team-building activities quarterly. This will give team members a chance to reconnect, share news, and realign on upcoming projects and goals. 

Finding shared values

Values exist at the root of a company and individual, serving as an internal compass for decision-making and a mirror for reflection. This makes them the perfect place to start in developing an inclusive group. Creating and upholding a company culture that is centered around core values can lead to a team environment that is synergistic across time zones and generations. But how does a leader go about creating a space where values are discovered, discussed, and prioritized? According to Susan LePlae Miller, the first step is to consider the following questions when determining your company’s core values: 

  1. What does success look like daily, weekly, and monthly? 
  2. What values are present in these successes? 
  3. What does failure look like, or what is an unfavorable experience?
  4. What values are missing in these unfavorable experiences? 
  5. What values are crucial and must be present? 

When reflecting upon the values that encompass everything that your company aims to represent, it is essential to involve key members throughout the process. These values can be impactful when all individuals identify with them, and this can only occur when they are a part of the realization process. 

Action Through Innovation: 

An opportunity is most fruitful when there is inclusive participation. In a hybrid environment, having the whole team actively participate can be tricky. Whether there are technical glitches or organizational miscommunication, getting the whole team in the same room is an uphill battle. To proactively work against these future frustrations, pay attention to and utilize new strategies and innovations, finding new ways to listen and share ideas.

People and Priorities Working Together

The Full Team Ahead custom workshops are designed to get people on the same page and working together. Starting with a belonging assessment and discovery, we uncover needs and define key strategies to motivate and engage your company culture.