ExecutiveChronicles | How Managers Can Get More From Their Team | As a manager, you will always want to get the most out of your team. When you are able to achieve this, it can take the business forward, create a positive workplace atmosphere, and also make you look good.
However, any manager with experience will tell you that it is not always easy to get the most out of your team and there are lots of reasons why challenges can arise.
With this in mind, this article will look at some of the most effective strategies to use that should lift individual and team performance levels and help you to excel as a manager.
Learn How To Manage Poor Performance
If you are concerned about poor performance levels from your team, you should first learn how to manage this problem as it can be a direct result of management. Poor performance can slow processes down, cause frustration, and even lead to a toxic atmosphere.
Fortunately, there are always ways in which you can deal with poor performance levels and set your team up for success. It is a good idea to work with a professional development learning and training provider that will be able to help with managing poor performance levels.
Use Effective Motivation Strategies
Often, managers find that performance levels dip due to a lack of motivation. Motivation is the engine that drives productivity, so it is important to know some of the most effective motivation strategies. A smart manager will have a strong understanding of their team and know what motivates each individual staff member (and what does not). Some of the best strategies include:
- Positive feedback
- Goals and targets
- Employee development
Communication is the key to success in any kind of team. When you have a team that finds it easy to communicate with one another and with management, it can keep everyone united and on the same page. It is important to encourage feedback and to share ideas, concerns, and questions; and this communication should go both ways between employees and management. This comes from the top, so you should lead by example and adopt an open-door policy.
As a manager, it is a good idea to encourage your team to find their own best way of working. If your team has been trained and knows what is expected of them, autonomy is often the best approach and can also free up more time and energy for you to focus on other areas. Just make sure that you are available for support if it is needed.
Invest In Team Building
The importance of team building cannot be overstated when it comes to maximizing team performance. When you have a team that works well together and enjoys one another’s company, it can boost performance, improve morale, and encourage employee loyalty. Team-building activities, social events, peer recognition, and open communication can help to create team unity.
Hopefully, these strategies will give you a few ideas and help you to improve your team’s overall performance and, in turn, help you to excel in your role as manager.