Sunday, March 2, 2014

How to measure this years success

Take a leaf from your kids teachers and create a rubric to setup how you measure your teams performance this year. By now most of us will have set the goals for all our team members, so now is the time to put in writing how we will assess the results. The beauty of doing this now is that the ideas are fresh in our mind and come the end of the year we will have a useful tool to make our assessment.

Typically when a rubric is created, each item under review will have a description of the outcome and demonstrated behaviours. Then three or four columns are used to note down what needs to be demonstrated for an average result, a good result and an excellent result. This will give us a great record for what we want to see completed and to what standard.

Now that we have this as a record we can share this with our team members as we conduct our periodic reviews. This way there will be no mistakes or excuses about the performance of our team members.

As the leaders of our teams it's important that we set the expectations so everyone knows what is expected and has a reference. Why not give it a try and see how it works for you.