Art Petty http://artpetty.com/ Management Excellence, notes that poor team productivity and performance is like leaving money on the table. He suggests that, "Today is a great day to help your teams and groups boost their performance!"
His six ideas to improve team performance are:
1. Control Your Urge to Put a Team on It
2. If You Must Set Up a Team…Please Ensure that Goals are Clear and Compelling
3. Starting Today, Rethink the Approach to Choosing Team Leaders
4. Define the Group’s Values Up-Front
5. Use Simple Assignments to Save Time
6. Assign a Coach