Setting team goals is easy. Achieving them is everything.
Building on John Doerr’s insight that “1. Ideas are easy. 2. Execution is everything," Upteaming founder Ben Baldwin uses the Upteaming process to help teams consistently and systematically achieve their goals.
There are hundreds of goal setting systems yet nothing for goal achievement (i.e. execution). Why is this? Because execution is hard. Here is the secret sauce:
- To successfully achieve team goals, the first step is get crystal clear about where you intend to go and why, in a set timeframe (this is the Envision step).
- The second step (Design) is to identify the top three priorities needed to get there: this is what needs to be done and when, focused on the actionable inputs within your team’s control.
- The third step (Build) is to construct the easiest way possible for how to implement those priorities, including, activated by the fourth step (Activate), giving power to who does what and when.