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The teams I manage directly, I require them to prioritize their projects every two weeks. There are 3 buckets - Active, Backlog, and Complete. If I see they have too many items in the Active Bucket, I call them to help them prioritize. I try to get them to work on only 1 or 2 things at at time.

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Admired Leadership

I misunderstood the question - I don't have a '300 passes' metric...yet. Will have to think about it. Might bring it up to my team to hash out.

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Think it’s easier to find that metric on a sales team than on a HR team?

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I think it has more to do with how reliant the team among teammates for group performance. For example, sports like wrestling, gymnastics, and swimming are on the low end of the team reliance continuum. To be a supportive team member, all you need to pretty much do during their performance is to scream and yell and root for them. On the other end of the reliance continuum (high reliance) are sports like basketball, soccer, football, rugby. It takes a lot of team cooperation. Like today's post, metrics that emulate the 300 passes would work best for high-reliance teams, probably not the best metric for low-reliance teams. In my experience, most sales teams I've come across are on the lower end of the reliance continuum. The may have team sales goals, but performance is almost always based on individual effort.

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