Accelerating Your Team's Productivity
There are more roadblocks to productivity today than ever before. Everyone who works deals with countless emails, constant communication, cascading deadlines, and seemingly endless meetings. These can be managed efficiently, or they can be a huge time suck. When you’re surrounded by slow-moving co-workers, you’re stuck in a traffic jam of sorts. What makes the difference isn’t individuals working harder or faster or smarter, but “teaming well.”
You have at your disposal what bestselling author Laura Stack calls “the most powerful productivity machine in existence”: your team. Her FAST model mobilizes teams to be the most effective they can be, while keeping each other’s best interests at heart. Using her model, teams learn to work together Fairly, accept Accountability, apply Systems Thinking, and maximize available Technology. An interactive assessment helps you evaluate your team’s current speed and rate of acceleration.
For your business to win, everyone must contribute. A good team can accomplish more, and more quickly, than any one Lone Ranger. Yes, there are always stars-in sports, Peyton Manning, Mia Hamm, and Stephen Curry come to mind-but they couldn’t do their jobs without the rest of the team doing theirs. By the end of this book, you’ll truly understand the abilities of your team. Team members will ask themselves, “How can I help my team go FASTER TOGETHER?” You’ll work to save everyone else time, and they’ll work to save you time. As Stack puts it, “Team up, don’t slow down!”
So, rev your team’s engines, and you’ll soon be roaring down the track together!