You are constantly seeking ways to bring more value to your organization. A new product line, a new marketing campaign or a customer success strategy. Once you have determined the goal, the next step is to assemble a team who can put a strategy together and execute on your plan.
A team must be diverse to succeed. Structuring project teams to include multiple skill sets and personalities are imperative for efficient and effective deployment. Understanding how people process information and what they will do with that data is often overlooked when project teams are being assembled.
Imagine you had a team who approached a project all in the same exact manner. As an example, let’s say all the team members processed information through a lens that thought “how” something should be done. They all deemed that “how” was the most important way to approach the project. This team would put little emphasis on what the goal of the project is, who the end-user will be, or about the timeline? It would be a cost-sucking nightmare that likely would in-the-end miss the target.
What is involved in selecting the right members for any team? First, you must look at the skill set, that is obvious. Secondly, you will need to understand the lense each person uses naturally to problem solve. Evidence can be found in what they like to do and what parts of other projects they have gravitated toward in the past. Lastly, seek to understand how that natural ability affects the choices that they make. Think about what makes some people rush toward danger to confront it and other choose to flee from the situation. This part is a bit more complex to unearth but certainly is possible. This last step is necessary to ensure that you have the right people on the team.
We have developed a proprietary program to understand an individual’s primary methods for processing information. Once you have identified the skill sets that are vital to a project team, we can stack the deck for you with the right mix of thinkers and executors.