Create Right-Minded Teamwork in Any Team
Right-Minded Teamwork (RMT) is a business-oriented, psychological approach to team building where acceptance, forgiveness, and adjustment are teammate characteristics, and 100% customer satisfaction is the team’s result.
Right-Minded Teamwork is practical. It produces positive business results by getting real work done. And above all, it naturally motivates teammates to grow.
RMT embodies the characteristics of a good and successful team.
“Do No Harm. Get Work Done.”
Do no harm; get work done is a characteristic of a successful teammate. Right-Minded Teammates can be firm and direct yet gentle and compassionate at the same time.
Most importantly, they don’t blame themselves or others.
Instead, Right-Minded Teammates accept, forgive, and adjust their attitudes and behaviors. They seek solutions to team mistakes and look for ways to improve difficult situations.
Right-Minded Teammates do no harm, and they get work done.
Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to work with Right-Minded Teammates? Apply this team building method, and you won’t have to imagine any longer.
The 5 Elements for Creating Right-Minded Teamwork in Any Team
Once you understand each element, it will be clear how applying Right-Minded Teamwork will benefit you, your team, and your team’s customers.
Your team may be struggling with issues that feel insurmountable, but with Right-Minded Teamwork, navigating rough waters is possible.
The framework’s 5 Elements include two goals and three methods:
- Business Goal
- Psychological Goal
- Work Agreements
- Operating System
- Right-Minded Teammates
The first two goal-oriented elements provide direction and a way to measure progress and success. For this reason, goal setting is the very first step of the Right-Minded Teamwork process.
According to RMT, there are two types of goals every team should consider:
Business Goals and Psychological Goals (team values).
Without clear goals on both of these fronts, team members may falter, become distracted, or fail to fulfill their role on the team.
In addition to goal-setting support, RMT also provides three specific tools:
Together, these tools help create a strong, flexible, and high-performing team. These methods strengthen the characteristics of successful teamwork, which will achieve team goals.
Here’s an overarching view of how all five elements work together.
For a team to succeed, each team member must first know, understand, and choose to align with the team’s overarching business performance goals.
All team members must also remember, understand, and choose to align with the team’s interpersonal, behavioral, and communication objectives – their psychological goals.
By clarifying and communicating both business and psychological goals, all team members are offered a level playing field.
Recognizing the value of each team member as part of the whole allows everyone to contribute fully and willingly, no matter their role.
Implementing Right-Minded Teamwork in Your Team
With clear goals, RMT’s three tools can be effectively applied in several team building workshops.
Firstly, Work Agreements, created collectively by all team members, ensure everyone operates under a single set of performance and behavioral expectations. Work Agreements are powerfully effective at resolving interpersonal issues and conflicts. This is a characteristic of a good team with functional behavioral norms.
With Work Agreements guiding team behavior, the Team Operating System then defines (or redefines) the team’s structure. The Team Operating System includes roles, responsibilities, and team processes and procedures. A functional operating system is a good characteristic.
Lastly, Right-Minded Teammate Development offers teams a way forward by encouraging team members to focus on collective success, supporting and encouraging one another to reach new heights.
12 Steps in How to Design a Successful Right-Minded Team Building Workshop
There is no one right way to apply the 5 Elements, but when you read Creating Right-Minded Teamwork in Any Team, you will find an implementation plan that has worked very well many times.
That implementation plan shows you how to put into place all 5 Elements in a three-workshop program conducted over a six to twelve-month period.
That plan evolved from my work, Dan Hogan, with hundreds of teams over my three decades of team building facilitation.
After two decades of proving the implementation plan works, I created the 12 Steps in How to Design a Right-Minded Team Building Workshop training course. It’s a practical plan. Your team leader and teammates will love how it helps them create better teamwork.
That’s why we say if you want better teamwork, apply the Right-Minded Teamwork 5 element method by using the 12 Steps design process.
And here is one more useful thing you’ll find in Creating Right-Minded Teamwork in Any Team. You will find three examples of how these teams successfully created Right-Minded Teamwork in their team.
What is the result of applying Right-Minded Teamwork’s 5 Elements?
In short, you create a continuous improvement loop with the power to revolutionize teams of all sizes.
Download Creating Right-Minded Teamwork in Any Team and start to apply the tools to achieve 100% customer satisfaction more easily.