You are constantly seeking ways to bring more value to your organization. A new product line, a new marketing campaign, or a new 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 your plan.
A team must be diverse to succeed. Structuring project teams to include multiple skill sets and personalities is 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 exact same manner. 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 might come up with a great way to accomplish the project, but overlook other important factors such as who the end-user will be, or about the timeline? It would be a cost-sucking nightmare that in the end would likely 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 lens 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 it is that motivates some people to rush toward danger to confront it head on but others flee the situation. This understanding can be more complicated to unearth but it is worth the effort. 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 to ensure no aspect of the project is overlooked.