Productivity Is About Your Systems, Not Just Your People

Mar 15, 2021 1:50:00 PM · by David Kushan

In order to build a strong team, you’ll need a number of people who can be top performers.

These people will come to your organization with the right skills, knowledge, and experience, along with a proven track record of what you’re looking for them to accomplish.

These top performers have most likely developed processes and systems that have worked very well for them.

Beginning on a new team member’s first day, their leader’s job is to get them onboarded and integrated within the organization so that their talents can shine.

If you find an employee who’s been a top performer elsewhere but is not performing at that level within your organization, perhaps the systems for success aren’t in place.

This HBR article references four different types of systems that can unleash your best people’s potential.

Take a look at the following systems to increase teamwork:

  1. Tiering your huddles.
  2. Making work visible.
  3. Divining the “bat signal” (the emergency message).
  4. Aligning responsibility with authority.

What systems have your organization put in place that helped take your team to a higher level of productivity while increasing your satisfaction on the job?

General, Hiring, Misc., David Kushan


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