The Exceptional Team Blueprint™ is a practical approach to building a high performing team and developing effective team members and leaders.
It will help new, and established, team leaders become more effective at leading and developing their team. It will help owners of small and medium sized businesses to improve the performance of their organisation by taking a broad-based approach to the development of their leaders and employees. It will help leaders of departments and divisions in larger corporations and those bringing together a team to deliver a specific project.
Teams don’t need to be in a business environment to benefit from the Exceptional Team Blueprint™. Applying the tools and techniques to teams based in the education, charity, voluntary and public sectors will bring positive benefits.
Team members will also benefit and be more effective at an individual level by applying the elements from the Exceptional Team Blueprint™ with the teams they're part of in business or in their hobbies and interests. You don't have to be in a leadership position to affect the performance of a team. You can positively influence how the team works, and the outcomes it delivers, from the inside as a team member.
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The Exceptional Team Blueprint consists of four high level elements.
Why the team exists
A clear purpose about why the team is together is the starting point. Team members need to understand, clarify and review why the team exists and make it meaningful to themselves at a personal level.
Who is in the team
Teams are made up of people. To build and develop them into an exceptional team it’s essential they have an in-depth understanding of who is in the team. This should be from a personal perspective and also from a role perspective.
How the team operates
The team members should define and understand the processes that they use from a practical perspective on a day-to-day basis. This will help them to get their work done as effectively and efficiently as possible, in a consistent way.
What the team does
Ensure you’re making the most efficient and effective use of the team members' skills and resources and making the progress you’d expect. It’s important to know how things are going and that the team knows how things are going.