Well, it’s the night after the UK election and as the dust clears nothing seems certain. It looks like Labour has lost its mandate to govern but the Conservatives haven’t won a clear mandate so it looks like we are heading for a hung parliament. The markets certainly think so and sterling, gilts and equities have already come under pressure this morning following the inconclusive results.
Whatever the outcome and the make up of the next government, assuming it will be a hung parliament, it success will depend largely on how builds itself into and operates as a team. Failure to do so will result in another election in the not too distant future.
Therefore, today I thought it might be timely to post some ideas around how to get your people, whether in your cabinet or your business working like a TEAM…!
In my experience, high performing team have a number of shared attributes. These include:
That’s all well and good. However, one of the most common areas that I see that teams fall down on is number 2 (Shared Vision) as often leadership can assume too easily that its vision is its team’s vision too. Huge mistake and huge assumption. Therefore, as the election results fully unfold and the shape of the next government and the future of the country emerges, I think the key to the success of the next government will be the way the leadership paints and engages its team members and partners in its vision. Like in business, if they do that and do it well we might see a coalition government govern for the next few years. If not, then we might be faced with another election within the next couple of years.
What do you think?
Thanks to pfidian for the photo