A successful team starts with a valued group of individuals, held accountable for their decisions, and trust that they will own their position in the company. Micromanaging is a thing of the past and we will discuss ways of building a thriving department. Some of the topics will include effective training for new hires, setting the correct tone for success, effective mentorship in place of leadership, and much more. A valued team that is given proper training, the tools to do their job to the best of their ability, and the responsibility to make it their own will provide less turnover and a better work environment.
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They know how to
have fun together
Everyone has a
seat at the table
Everyone works hard
for the same goal
Help is given
From the manager to the team
members, everyone has a voice on
the team to make improvements.
With the right team and
resources, the sky is the limit as
to what the team can accomplish.
Micromanaging is a thing of the
past. Teams need to be
autonomous and held accountable.
EVERYONE HAS A SEAT
AT THE TABLE
THE RIGHT TEAM AND
THE ECLIPTIC TEAM APPROACH
Starts with the interview process
You can always train someone to do any job but
you can not train someone on motivation or
A right personality is better than the right experienceFirst
Have a multi-interview process where the new
hire will meet the main leader of the company,
their direct manager, their team, and the newest
hire so they can have a real feel of the company.
Have more than one interviewSecond
When sharing a job opening, share the company’s
mission statement, the company’s standards and
expectations, and how the new hire will ﬁt within
their role and the company as a whole.
Have a clear MissionThird
QUALITY TRAINING SETS THE STANDARD FOR
A SUCCESSFUL AND ACCOUNTABLE TEAM.
Some people can be
trained in days, while
others can take weeks, up
to months. Work within the
process and the person to
ensure that when they are
let out on their own, they
Each job is more than its
work being done. Ensure
that all aspects of the job
is covered. This includes
training on the company’s
voice, the processes, and
what authority they have
within their position.
Always have trainers who
know the job in which they
are training others to do.
This can be accomplished
with peer training or by
ones in leadership who
have been in the position
previously. Also, ensure
that the trainer remembers
what it was like working in
NO SET TRAINING TIME
Ensure all team
members have the
resources they need to
perform their duties
Resources also includes
ensuring that the team
knows to come to you
Review resources in a
Revolving Process and
update them as needed
and when new technology
Keep physical and
available for you team
at all times
HAVE THE RIGHT
Everyone has a seat and a voice
Everyone has a voice and should be listened to.
Sometimes the best ideas come from the
All Ideas Matter
Be the deﬁnition and example of respect.
Respect works in Both Directions
The team is there to collectively work on the big
The Big Picture
EFFECTIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT WITH
THE ECLIPTIC TEAM APPROACH
Everyone on the team is
given the authority to
make the best decisions
with what they are
given. They also know
that they can come to
their leaders with any
questions they may
The Ecliptic Team
fundamental is trust.
Trust that good
decisions will be made,
trust that words will be
followed by actions, and
that the actions will be
to start with the
Leadership sets the
core identity, culture,
and foundation to how
the rest of the team will
ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY
All team members should take the
initiative to do the work that needs
to be done. Often, every road taken
is different but the end result should
always be the same.
Have a rule that the blame or
ownership is never passed over to
anyone. The good, the bad, and the
annoying all has to be completed.
Even if things go wrong, which they
can often, do, the team members
accept their ownership and
accountability and strive for a better
MOVE FROM A
It is difﬁcult to make this approach work with a
linear thought process. The individuals must be
able to think outside the box.
Everyone must be on boardMost
Changing a team dynamic is not something that
can be quickly changed and still be successful.
Work with the team to become ecliptic.
It will not happen overnightStill
Once everyone is comfortable in their roles and
having authority/accountability, team leaders
often see a rise in work quality, output, and less
need for interruptions.
It will become a fluid work environmentKeep in