People Gauge
Workplace 360

Effective team culture

The goal here is to ensure your farm team know the direction and performance of your business, they work and play well together, and your leadership is open to listening to team members.

Mission and purpose of the farm makes my job feel important to me

1

All employees can describe how the team is structured, and are clear on their reporting lines

Required resources:

Staff interview, organisational chart

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2

Team members know the vision, goals and targets for the farm and are regularly briefed on progress

Required resources:

Meeting minutes, staff interviews

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3

Team members have their ideas and opinions considered as part of the farm target setting, planning and improving farm performance

Required resources:

Meeting minutes, evidence of changes made at staff suggestion

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4

All employees have responsibility delegated to them for parts of the farm's management e.g. effluent, grazing wedge or dairy shed operation.

Required resources:

Staff interview

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Communication

5

Regular team meetings are held where all members contribute

Required resources:

Shared notes from weekly team meetings

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6

Employees can give examples of raising issues with management, and those issues then being acted on

Required resources:

Staff interviews

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7

There is an effective and efficient method of communication between meetings

Required resources:

App used/notes on whiteboard/daily talks

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8

All employees are listened to in regular conversations with their manager. Agreed actions regarding work or personal issues are followed up

Required resources:

Staff interviews

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9

All team members have been coached and mentored, and have increased their knowledge or skills

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Evidence of staff getting help to apply or develp a new skill or competency

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10

In the first instance, mistakes or problems are managed as learning opportunities using a coaching approach

Required resources:

Notes, evidence of change

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Individual performance management

11

Employees have clear individual targets/goals

Required resources:

Evidence of goals set

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12

Employee targets and performance objectives are regularly discussed (at least bi-monthly) in both formal and informal conversations

Required resources:

Meeting minutes, training plan in place

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13

The procedure for managing poor performance and disciplinary issues has been updated and shared with employees

Required resources:

Farmer interview. Examples of performance review

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14

Each team member feels that they have the opportunity to do their best every day

Required resources:

Employee and manager interviews

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15

Team members receive recognition or praise (at least once a week) for doing good work

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Positive feedback for each employee at least once a week

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16

Manager deals promptly with poor performance and individual targets not being met, focusing on behavior and the situation

Required resources:

Disciplinary/performance procedures

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Team dynamic and performance

17

The team is meeting reasonable expectations for work performance and team behaviour

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Manager is seeing success not stress

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18

The team regularly celebrates success

Required resources:

Staff interviews, examples

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19

Manager leads by example to show the values and behaviours expected from the team

Required resources:

Staff interviews

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20

Manager's development plan includes leadership and employee management

Required resources:

Leadership development plan

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21

The team works well together by helping each other out, appreciating everyone has different strengths and weakness, and they enjoy the farm culture and socialising together.

Required resources:

Daily task list/staff interviews

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22

The manager understands the personality and strengths of each team member, and delegates tasks to suit

Required resources:

Manager interview

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Before you start

Please have these documents ready as you progress with the assessment.