In your business, you must work toward setting your team up for success. For your business to succeed, it requires a great team, but powerful teams don’t just happen.
As a leader, it is your duty to assemble a formidable group of team members. But, identifying the right people is just part of the success equation. You also need to consider the following management strategies.
Identify the individual’s natural ability and allow them to focus on it.
Every team member is a master at something. If Pamela loves social media marketing, why not let her run a brand-new LinkedIn campaign? If Jamie enjoys sales and identifying new opportunities, why not place him in a role that offers incentives when closing new business?
Identifying those unique talents allows the team member to concentrate on what they do best. This will lead to increased retention and productivity.
Communication is key to setting your team up for success.
Consistent communication is essential for building a team. Speaking to the group as a whole and each individual falls under this. We recommend you make regular appointments for weekly one-on-one meetings with each team leader. Review wins and challenges and discuss how they are tracking against goals and objectives. We also recommend you establish a weekly team meeting to recognize accomplishments, establish team priorities and foster an environment of sharing ideas.
Get comfortable with altering your management style to fit the needs of team members.
Even if you want to be a hands-on manager, your team might prefer you to work as a support person behind the scenes. They may feel micromanaged if you insist on being hands-on with a hands-off employee. As a result, every leader should ascertain how their employees desire to be treated and adjust their approach.
For instance, would your staff prefer daily check-ins or simply meeting when necessary? You can strengthen your team by identifying how they like to be supported.
Team members will ultimately produce their greatest work with the right amount of support, which can provide them the autonomy and motivation they need to accomplish their best work.
Our team at Maximum Accountability helps leaders increase productivity, attract top talent, and improve the employee experience. All of these goals are possible with strong leadership. If you are ready to crush your goals this year, it is time to take action. From self-study to on-site workshops, we offer several options to help your organization reach new levels of success. Contact us today; we look forward to hearing from you.