Successful managers have mutual trust and respect with their team, making the workplace very functional and productive. Both the company and the employees benefit from a collaborative work environment, continuous professional development and growth.
Getting to know your employees starts before they're hired. Talk to them, learn about their strengths and interests. Find out what kind of team member they'll be. By hiring the right people, you can increase your team's productivity both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Establish clear project goals and meet with each member to provide clarity on each task. Use a tracking tool that can be updated by each team member and is always current. Your team should be able to explain each individual's project goals, schedule, and specific tasks.
Open communication is critical to a team's success. Use a variety of communication methods to keep your team informed about deadlines, tasks, and how to collaborate on tasks. Create an open-minded atmosphere to encourage the exchange of ideas and the expression of opinions.
Give constructive feedback both individually and as a team. Allow the team to give feedback. Your feedback will help the team learn and grow, and they will do the same for you. Providing a forum for open feedback encourages the sharing of new ideas within the team.
If disagreements arise within the team, it is your job to find a solution. Talk to each person individually to get their perspective. Hold a group meeting and let everyone express their thoughts without interruption. Be polite and respectful and help find a solution.
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