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Successfully managing a team is a complex undertaking.
Increase the odds of reaching your goals by doing the following three things:
1. Establish urgency. Team members need to believe they’re working on something that matters. And it needs to matter today, not at a nebulous point in the future. Be sure the team sees the potential fruits of its labor.
2. Set high standards. The higher the expectations the more likely the team will live up to its performance potential. Set ambitious goals and hold the team to them.
3. Start off on the right foot. Pay particular attention to first meetings and initial impressions. How a team starts its work together often sets the tone for future interactions.
Today’s Management Tip was adapted from Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams.
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