We don’t wake up and are just ready to go and do something. For an individual, it can be hard enough to get yourself going but for a team, it becomes multiplied by each individual’s personality, abilities, skills, and experience.
Getting your team ready, pumped, on the same page (insert whatever other team you want to use here), I like “gearing up” is a task that you can’t do 5 minutes before the meeting.
You need to think of;
- What do you want them to get out of it?
- What do you need to get out of it?
- What do you want to align them to?
- Where do you want to go?
The more you put into it, the more you think of it, the more your team is going to get out of it.
On a car gearing up is easy, because it’s been done so many times, and what it’s gearing up to is always the same, but on your next project, your team, that upcoming delivery – it’s always going to be a bit different each time and you need to ensure you are adjusting to that.