You did an Align Team Foundations discussion and have started down the pathway of continuous improvement on your team. You're now wondering what to do next.
You've got lots of options:
- Setup Team Habits to track any commitments you made during the Align conversation. The key is to take 2-4 ideas from your discussion and ensure you are follow through. Team Habit will send you reminders and help hold yourselves accountable. Here are tips on making those Habits.
- Do Team Perspective to get to build trust, learn how to work best together and identify any blind spots on the team. It's a fun and easy exercise that'll show you where your teammates have a similar view of the world and where the team has blind spots.
- Run a deep dive using a custom Align template for a focused theme. These can help teams improve quickly on topics like - improving meetings, making better decisions, increasing feedback, increasing inclusion, and other topics. If your organization doesn't have these templates email firstname.lastname@example.org to get access.
- Do Align with another team. If you're on more than 1 team you can simply repeat the exercise. Your department will develop shared language and norms and begin reinforcing the key behaviors.
It's always helpful to redo the same Align exercise after 3-6 months to see how you have improved and what new priorities may be after you improve on the old ones. We recommend putting a reminder in your calendar now to come back and review the results and redo the exercise - so go 3 or 6 months from the date of your convo and add that reminder!
This guy wants you to keep up the good work and never stop improving.