Have you ever been in a team meeting where everyone has the best idea? It is easy to feel overwhelmed when everyone is throwing ideas around a table, wanting to feel like they are being heard. So the problem becomes, which idea do you take? Well… How about all of them? Yes… all of them! Let me share with you three steps to move your team from chaos to cohesion where the end results in collaboration and innovation!
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How to Move Your Team from Chaos to Cohesion
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever sat in a work meeting, and the ‘ping pong ball’ ideas start flying. You’re looking for a solution to a problem, and everyone believes they have the next best idea. It is easy to start tuning each other out instead of breaking things down to build them back up.
As these ideas are flying around the room – allow them to collide.
When ideas start to collide, this is where the magic of collaboration and innovation starts to happen. Not only will you arrive at a much more creative solution to your problem, but you will also find your team becomes a much more cohesive unit.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “two heads are better than one”, and this theory is born from that mantra. So, for example, your colleague may contribute something to your base idea that you hadn’t thought of, the person to your right may add something else, and the person to your left may know a process to execute this plan with ease.
Now you have a brand new recipe, and the dessert is the best you’ve ever had.
The next time you find yourself watching the ping pong balls fly, start picking up on the pieces that you think will work for solving your problem. Then present it to your team and watch what happens when they hear that all of their ideas collided.
Let me know how it goes!
Together we can navigate the future of work! #BeChangeReady