Whether you’re a business owner, manager, or team leader, you want to make sure you’re getting the best out of each and every one of your team members. Doing this will ensure long term business productivity and success, as well as employee well being. Take a look at what you can do below to achieve this – it might not be easy, but it will be worth it:
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Show Them That You Believe In Them
You need to have unwavering confidence that your team are going to do incredibly with every assignment you give them, even with no evidence. Showing them that you believe in them will give them confidence and encourage them to challenge themselves.
Tap Into Everybody’s Expertise
Make sure you encourage team members to discuss the relevant knowledge each one brings to the table before taking on a task. Groups that underwent this intervention outperformed other groups in studies!
Assess Your Own Biases
Everybody has unconscious preferences, biases, and irrational pet peeves. To believe that you don’t have any of your own lurking unconsciously somewhere is foolish. Everybody has them, and they can be highly demotivating for your team. Take the time to understand and correct your own biases, so that you’re not blocking yourself from seeing the truth.
Establish Clear Goals But Let Employee Reach Them Their Own Way
Your employees must be interested in what they are doing. If you’re always attempting to micro manage them and everything they do, they won’t have freedom in decision making, they’ll become hesitant, and it’s unlikely they will do a good job. You want them to be confident in their choices and to enjoy what they do. Allow them some freedom and they will work with more creativity – you may even come up with a more innovative process as a result.
Listen To Your Team
When you listen, you learn. Don’t just wait for your turn to speak. Being an active listener means building great relationships and that you’ll build a better company culture. If your employees come to you complaining about law and legislation or even health checks, it could be time to look into expert HR services. Make sure you take action quickly.
Make Your Expectations Clear
Being comfortable with communicating your expectations is a must. Sometimes you need to do it on the spot, and you won’t have time to think about perfect wording.
Hire Right In The First Place
You won’t get the best out of a team member if they aren’t right for your business. Make sure you hire right in the first place by doing your due diligence. If you have a gut feeling or a bad vibe, explore it. You can’t just hire somebody because you like them, or even because they seem to have the right skills. You need to ensure that the hire you choose has the right chemistry with all the people on your team.
Go Above And Beyond For Your Team
All of the best leaders prove to their team that they have their backs, no matter what. You can’t throw team members under the bus. Take responsibility for those on your watch and have complete faith in them.