A few weeks back, I posted about a low tech tool to help you achieve your goals.
Now I’d like to show you how this can work for your entire team.
I implemented this with my own team at the beginning of December and while there was some confusion and resistance at first, I now have absolute buy-in.
This is our temporary set-up:
Each team member has a different color sticky note. Mine are in pink. Want to know what’s on them? Here’s a quick list:
- Blog post for 12/16
- Kerns Dr on market
- 5910 N Lenox Ave Seller’s Estimated Proceeds by 12/16
- Order stamps
- Buy Visa gift card for charity
- Newsletter update for 12/18
- Schlorholtz listing agreement (printed)
- Newsletter update for 12/25
- Print listing info packets
- Print Top Producer letters
- Print agent overview
Essentially, this board is everyone’s to do list in a visual format. So not only do I know what I am working on, but I also know what everyone else is working on. This board provides everyone with clarity and it really helps prioritize what needs to be done.
The center sections that says “W.I.P (3)” refers to work in progress and is limited to only three items. In John Maxwell’s The 4 Disciplines of Execution, you will find this graphic:
Read that again. “The more goals you try to juggle at once, the less likely you will be to reach them.” That’s why the work in progress is limited to only 3 items. Our brains can mentally only handle a few things at a time. Too many, and we get overwhelmed. I’ve operated from the land of overwhelm and it’s never pretty. Essentially, I want to throw in the towel and run away.
But if I can list out everything I need to do and pick the top three that I can focus on right now, I suddenly have clarity, and mental release follows.
Our team likes using the board too. It’s fun to move the sticky notes across the board and visibly SEE the work that they are accomplishing.
Next up is to purchase a large white board that all our sticky notes will actually fit on!
As always, reach out to me for questions – egilbert AT kw DOT com