Creating An Excellent Team – It’s All About Blending People
Teams, especially High Performing Teams, take a long time to create and need careful management.
The mechanics of selecting key staff to fit into the team is the key to success, as is getting the correct blend of personnel – having a balance of skills and experience is essential. One way of looking at this is to use a Four Colour Model of individual skills and knowledge and blend them together,
People fall into four different areas – your task is to get the correct mixture to make the team perform. The four areas are as follows:
- Cool Blue: cautious, precise, deliberate, questioning and formal
- Fiery Red: competitive, demanding, determined, strong-willed and purposeful
- Sunshine Yellow: sociable, dynamic, demonstrative, enthusiastic and persuasive
- Earth Green: caring, encouraging, sharing, patient and relaxed
Does your team have the appropriate Colours as above or are there more of one colour than the others?
What does this tell you about team dynamics and how does it guide you in terms of both mixing up activity and process within the team and, equally importantly, what gaps and imbalances now emerge which shapes future recruitment to the team?
Start planning now to correct these.
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