4 Ways To Build A Better, Stronger Team
Finding the perfect employees can be one of the toughest tasks you take on as a leader. You can sift through hundreds of resumes, recommendations, and LinkedIn profiles before finding the right fit for your team. Once you have put the right people in the right place it is important to keep them there. Here are 4 tips to help create and keep the team of your dreams.
- Establish and Define Goals, Roles, and Responsibilities
You’ve hired each one of your employees for specific reasons and because you feel that they will be successful under your leadership. Define the responsibilities that each employee has and tell them their role in the team. Don’t leave your employees to question where they stand or what they are supposed to do. It can lead to unnecessary stress, an uneven workload, and no accountability. Make attainable goals with your team and work with them to make sure they are on target. This gives members of the team a sense of accomplishment and a realistic view of what is going on in the department and company.
- No Victory is Too Small
Celebrate small victories and successes. It doesn’t have to be a constant pat on the back or a raise every time someone does something great, but a little acknowledgement goes a long way. If one of your team members is doing a great job – let them know you’ve noticed and appreciate their efforts.
- Give Feedback
Don’t wait until a problem happens to give your team feedback. Feedback is important to the success of a team and helps you all grow professionally. It shouldn’t be overly critical, but constructive and about improving not disparaging work performance. Each team is different and you have to tailor your approach to the individual.
- Know and Understand the Culture You are Building
Know how you operate as a leader and what your role is as a member of the team. Be self-aware how you operate and think about the culture you’d like to create within your team. Spend time with the members of your team and learn about their goals professionally. Get to know their personalities and what type of environment talking about things that are not work related. Ask about their lives, interests, and share some of yours. Start building a relationship by building rapport and trust.