How to Develop an Existing, Inherited Team (Watkins)
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
Leading a team inherited from a predecessor is quite different from building one from scratch. Obviously, most newly appointed leaders have limited familiarity with their team, they didnít get to handpick the people who would be working with them, and sometimes they lack the necessary political power or resources to immediately replace personnel. They therefore should work out an effective way to drive the inherited team to run the business, or even fix the current situation.
There is a framework developed by Michael D. Watkins for leaders when taking over and transforming a team: Assessing, Reshaping, and Accelerating Team Development.
- ACCESSING THE TEAM
It is imperative for new leaders to determine if they have the right people doing the right things in the right way for the organization moving forward. Also, team assessment should be systematic. Most leaders may have a gut feeling of what they typically look for in people. But different s...