11 Sep How to Implement Effective Management Techniques
Leading a team can be inspiring, rewarding and exhausting. Busy working environments can leave little time for team leaders to check-in with team members and ensure they’re feeling happy, creative and on track. However, with good communication channels and plenty of opportunities to give feedback, you can provide your team with a strong support system.
If you are a business owner, CEO, team leader, or project manager, then you may have come across challenges in building a corporate culture that works for your business. With this being the case, here are some ways you can effectively manage your team and propel your company to the next level:
Transparent working environments have been found to make teams more accountable, happy and creative.
It sounds like a big claim but transparent environments help to develop a feeling of mutual respect between team members and team leaders. Via open and consistent communication, transparent and authentic workplaces help employees to feel secure in their positions. In turn, team members feel freer to contribute ideas and suggestions, enhancing creativity.
Paul Crawford, CEO of OrderMatic, believes that transparency in the workplace is hugely important. “Having the company become a sort of safe space allows for brilliant ideas to flow and for problems in your company to be flagged and addressed head-on,” said Paul. He aims to make all employees feel in the loop, respected and valued.
This basis of a cooperative and productive team is good communication. The goal is to create an environment in which team leaders feel able to provide honest and constructive feedback, and team members feel confident to voice concerns and communicate with one another. Explore using tools like Slack or Google Hangouts for teams with members working remotely or in separated spaces as these can provide an ideal way to ensure some face-to-face time is achieved.
Provide Valuable Feedback
Providing feedback to team members is one of the best ways you can support them to develop professionally and personally. Even if you have no negative feedback to give, make sure to hold regular opportunities to check-in. This way, you can provide advice on how you feel your team members are progressing and could grow further. If there are any areas of work that you feel could be improved, these discussions also provide a good opportunity to share your constructive feedback.
Practice conflict resolution methodologies that can help people to open up. This will pave the way for a more cohesive working environment, as you keep your team engaged by listening and responding to their views. Enhancing employee engagement will enable them to speak up, be more productive when taking on board constructive criticism, and work towards recognizing their own individual contributions that will motivate them to work harder resulting in more growth.
Inevitably, your team members will be happier if they can get along well with one another. As an added bonus, they’ll perform better too. To achieve this, encourage your team members to collaborate. On your team, there will likely be a whole bunch of diverse skills. Make sure these different skillsets are utilized by ensuring everyone is aware of ongoing projects. That way, team members can jump in to collaborate wherever they feel they can bring value.
In the competitive landscape of high achieving companies, there are only a select number of key leaders who have recognized that, first and foremost, the nurturing of a team is key in spearheading rapid growth. Effective team management is crucial for the development and the overall success of your company.