When your team is facing uncertainty or in the middle of a losing streak, you may need to tighten discipline to keep the team on track. Here are 5 strategies to consider:
1| Set high standards Then defend them valiantly. Aim for excellence because the quality and overall performance can slip in times of change.
2| Insist on organization Don’t allow team members to drift into their old routines and roles. Hold them accountable for their assigned tasks and keep their feet to the fire when it comes to timetables and deadlines.
3| Send a clear message When you’re re-organizing the team, members need consistency and definite limits. Don’t be vague or offer wishy-washy explanations.
4| Tell team members how you’ll keep score Let them know how you will hold them accountable.
5| Back up words with action If someone flouts the rules or refuses to get on board, you may need to make an example of him or her. If you demote one non-performer to the bench, you’ll probably fire up a bunch of others who suddenly see an opportunity to shine.