How I Crafted My Team?

Andreas's story

Meet Andreas, 45-years old struggling to supervise his team.

3 concerns Andreas had about Jobcrafting & Teamcrafting as a supervisor

Allowing Jobcrafting is it not organising chaos?

Job crafting is not something that a team leader or HR needs to allow someone to do, simply because everyone is already doing it. It is only not done in a structured way. When you organise it the results will improve the way you collaborate and it reduces stress. People learn to take more responsibility for their own work.

When you touch the work of colleagues, are they gonna like it?

When you hold a dialogue about the division of work, colleagues have more understanding of each other's concerns, fears and goals. We see that colleagues are more open to help eachother in finishing the work.

But we have done a teambuilding!

Most teambuildings has been made to forget the work and to do a fun activity together in which we get to know each other better. It takes about 2 weeks and then the effect is gone.

When you hold a dialogue about the division of work, colleagues have more understanding of each other's concerns, fears and goals. We see that afterward, colleagues are more open to help each other in completing the work.

Teamcrafting is to puzzle together our division of work by knowing each other's fit and unpleasant tasks and taking this into account. The solutions make the work a little better for everyone, taking into account the purpose of our team, the competences and the resources. The changes are co-created and can be implemented immediately.

3 advices from Andreas to set up Job- and Teamcrafting

Get the right information

I had to attend a workshop to understand and overcome my objections.
During the workshop I did my own jobcrafting exercise.

Organise a Jobcrafting coaching training

When you have tried to motivate people with performance appraisals you must have found out that this doesn't work. Using visual taks analyses to understand peoples FUELD tasks has given me more insights then 7 years scoring people's performance. That is why you need to have Jobcrafting coaches.

Run a few team crafting experiments

We used the knowledge of an experienced teamcrafting facilitator. It was too risky and too time consuming to figure out how to do this ourselves. Moreover we now had a neutral observer.

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