Staff Motivation Tip – Team Huddle
By Kiyla Fenell
Have you noticed during any type of sporting event – during time outs or period breaks – teams get together and huddle? I can only imagine they are discussing the current status of their position in the game.
If they are winning – the coach is probably telling them not to change a thing. If they are losing – maybe the coach is giving them different strategies and plays to follow.
Notice the team after the huddle – they typically put their hands in the center, chant something loud and inspirational. The players and coaches seem to be uplifted and focused.
Your team as a whole needs frequent huddles to encourage efficiency and productivity. No one deserves to find out at the end of the month, quarter or year what they could have done differently to achieve success.
A team that fails to huddle is a team that commonly fails to meet their goals.
Your team deserves weekly, quarterly – if not daily huddles to discuss strategies, goals and current business status. Huddles give teams the opportunity to map and monitor progress-company goals – – and any changes or modifications to the plan to guarantee success.
Every morning I held my staff accountable to meet for daily huddles – whether in person or virtual. My team leaders took 5 minutes out of each morning to encourage, inform and direct my people about the day ahead. We always started every morning discussing daily goals and how each member fit into achieving those goals.
If you are concerned about lack of content for your huddles-here’s an idea that worked well for us. Have a suggestion box (you can do this virtually too) for staff. If during the day a staff member came across a question/concern/idea-they can submit that to the company “box” and your team leader can use the suggestion as content for the next meeting. We considered all suggestions – big or small – anonymous – you name it. I have received some of the best ideas from members on my teams.
Here are three ideas for content:
2. Promotions and/or projects
3. Any questions and/or concerns from staff
Here are four ways you can use the huddle method:
1. Daily huddles-5 minutes
2. Weekly staff meetings-30 minutes
3. Quarterly strategic planning sessions-4 hours
4. Year end strategic planning session-Full business day
Successful teams meet often and break records. Start today.
Over the past 22 years Kiyla Fenell has hired and inspired hundreds of her employees in seven different industries for her million dollar companies. Kiyla’s teams have been awarded national and international recognition for breaking records. She credits her ability to build award-winning, record-breaking teams to her unique and fool-proof way of hiring. You can find the exact tools and words Kiyla uses to hire highly functioning and motivated staff quickly with http://theultimatestaffingsuccesssystem.com
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