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Collaborate with Your Team to Create Work Plans

To ensure the right work gets done at the right time on projects assigned to the team!

Collaborate with Your Team to Create Work PlansDeveloping work plans in collaboration with your teams has a number of benefits, including:

  • Improves collaboration between and among team members
  • Ensures a better understanding of what needs to be accomplished and roles and responsibilities for accomplishing the work
  • Gains a commitment toward deadlines to complete work
  • Ensures that tasks are clearly thought through and nothing is forgotten
  • Enables for more effective scheduling of resources
  • Improves teamwork overall

Collaborate with your team to create work plans for by:

  • Developing a list of what needs to be done to complete a project (all major tasks)
  • Assigning individuals on the team to take the lead on major tasks to be completed
  • Estimating what will be required in terms of resources and time to complete major tasks
  • Determining barriers that might arise that will prevent tasks from being completed as schedules
  • Developing a schedule for completion of the major tasks as well as how work will be shared and passed between team members

When the manager or team leader collaborates with the team to build the work plan to meet the project or initiative objectives, rather than doing so in a silo and telling the team what needs to be done, the team is more likely to reach the goals that need to be reached in a timely manner. People don’t like to be told what they are going to be doing, how they will do it and by when; rather, they expect that they will be collaborated with so they can share their own thoughts and suggestions and set their own schedules.

How effective are you in collaborating with teams to develop work plans to accomplish goals?

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