There is so much friction in organisations that gets in the way of us being more productive. Life would be simpler if we could just get on with our work! Yet working in teams is the way we can get more done. In his new book, Smart Teams, Dermot Crowley unpacks what we need to do to reduce friction and get in to flow when we work together. He shares some additional insights on the podcast interview.
Four key qualities for a productive culture: purposeful, mindful, reliable, punctual.
Four things that create super-productive culture: it’s a leadership issue, all staff need productivity training, agreements on how we are going to work together, and leaders need to model the desired behaviour.
Don’t do meeting planning backwards! Start with context - the why and purpose of the meeting. Then the what, the content. Finally the co-ordination piece - who needs to be there, where, and when.