Use this Framework to help you and your team members recognize what is important.
The concept of "grit," defined as the blend of passion and perseverance for achieving long-term goals, serves as the cornerstone for high-performing teams. By understanding each team member's natural inclinations and desires, a leader can foster a work environment that cultivates grit and aligns individual ambitions with team goals.
This Framework is designed to assist leaders in helping team members identify their "blue-sky" goals and establish concrete steps toward realizing them. The collective commitment to these goals not only keeps each individual accountable but also strengthens overall team alignment.
Goal Discovery: Utilize this Framework to initiate a conversation about long-term ambitions. Create a shared document via a platform like Notion or Coda where each team member can list their overarching goal and three action steps to achieve it.
Peer-to-Peer Accountability: Establish recurring check-ins where team members can discuss the progress of their goals. Determine if additional support from managers or peers is required.
Maintain Alignment: Regularly revisit these goals and action steps in team meetings to keep everyone aligned and accountable.
Document Progress: Use the same shared document to update any progress or pivots in action steps. This living document serves as a testament to the team's journey toward achieving their long-term goals.
Leader Support: As a leader, offer your insights and support in these recurring check-ins, which reinforces the importance of individual goals within the broader team context.
Monitor Impact: Track the team's progress on these goals and action steps over time, observing any impact on performance and morale.
Iterate: Use the feedback and experiences from these initial implementations to refine the Playbook for future cycles.
Scale: If successful, consider extending this goal-setting and accountability framework to other teams or departments within the organization.