Do you have a winning or losing team?

Hope you all had a fantastic Labor-less weekend and are back to the work place ready to WIN! Take time and look at your team this week, are you a strong team that will win any game, or do you have weak areas that could lead you into a loss?

First, take a look at the 6 KEYS to a WINNING team:

  1. Strong Leadership
  2. Common Goal
  3. Rules of the Game
  4. Action Plan
  5. Support Risk Taking
  6. 100% Involvement/Inclusion
There are several foundation principles that will keep your team on pace.
Key Question: Not how to motivate workers, but how to sustain (prevent destroying the motivation that employees naturally bring to their jobs.) 


•  3 Factor of Human Motivation Theory in the Workplace:
• Equity: Want Fairness in respect, compensation and job security
• Achievement: Pride and Satisfaction – Do something that matters and do it well.
• Pride created by excellence in the following areas:
• Organization’s financial performance.
• Efficiency in how the works gets done.
• Organization’s products such as their usefulness, distinctiveness and quality.
• Want to be recognized and rewarded for efforts
• Camaraderie: Want to feel like part of a “team”…like they’re part of something. Have a common goal. No conflict.
•  Employee Motivation starts at the TOP:
• Clear company Vision and Mission
• Culture (Core Values, Guiding Principles, Environment)
• Goals and Action Plan
• Your Leadership Ability: To Enroll and Inspire
• Employee turnover isn’t an event – it’s a process of disengagement
•Why they leave – not meeting basic human needs:
• Need for TRUST
• Need for HOPE
• Need for SENSE of WORTH

There are 7 hidden reasons behind a loosing team in which Employees Leave:

  1. The job or workplace was not as expected.
  2. The mismatch between job and person.
  3. Too little coaching an feedback.
  4. Too few growth and advancement opportunities.
  5. Feeling devalued and unrecognized.
  6. Stress from overwork and work-life imbalance.
  7. Loss of trust and confidence in senior leaders.

If your team is winning, keep the motivation moving. If you team is struggling, consider a change of pace. Remember, every team, winning or losing, needs a coach.

Good luck in the game!

Ormond Rankin


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