You could call it the “six-month exercise.”
It’s a strategy from Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, and here’s how it works:
1. “Write down what the team will be accomplishing six months from now that it’s not accomplishing now.” It could be a product they’re building or money they’re making.
2. “Think about how things are being done differently from the way they are currently done.” Imagine yourself walking around the office; maybe there’s more collaboration or fewer meetings.
3. Think, “In order for those things to be happening, what would people need to know how to do?” It could be technical knowledge or negotiating skill.
Now here comes the hard part. Does your current team have the right skills, knowledge, and experience?
If not, you may need to bring in people who do, potentially even replacing some of your current team members.