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Use this Framework to celebrate wins in an asynchronous way.
Angela Duckworth's concept of "grit" encapsulates the blend of passion and perseverance required for long-term achievement.
According to her research, high performers are adept at breaking down monumental tasks into smaller, manageable components, setting achievable goals that lead to incremental victories. These victories collectively contribute to the ultimate objective and provide a basis for celebrating success, which is essential for cultivating a gritty mindset within a team.
Goal Setting: Start by defining long-term goals and objectives for the team. Make sure these are aligned with the organization's vision and mission.
Micro-Goals: Break down the long-term goals into micro-goals. These should be achievable milestones that pave the way toward the bigger objective.
Progress Tracking: Utilize tools to monitor the progress of these micro-goals. Whether it’s a project management software or a simple progress board, visibility is key.
Celebration Points: Identify specific points along the path to the long-term goal where successes can be celebrated. These can be tied to the completion of micro-goals.
Communication Channels: Decide on the platforms where team successes will be announced. This could be an internal chat platform, an async video message via a tool like Loom, or even during all-hands meetings.
Acknowledge and Reward: When a team member or the team achieves a milestone, ensure that it is acknowledged publicly. Offer tangible rewards if possible, from bonuses to additional time off.
Feedback Loop: After celebrating a win, review what contributed to the success. Make it an opportunity to learn and iterate for future tasks.
Cultivate Grit: Use achievement and recognition as a case study to promote the value of grit. Show how small, persistent efforts can result in significant wins.
Monitor Impact: Observe how this focus on grit and incremental victories is affecting team morale and performance. Make adjustments as needed.
Scale: Once you see a positive impact, consider rolling out this approach to other departments or teams within the organization.
Continuous Learning: Keep abreast of new research or tools that can further enhance your team's grit and performance.