In today’s workplace, sustaining effectiveness over time is an important requirement for organizational success. This is vital because the more effective workers are those who get the better opportunities such as winning rewarding clients.
Effective team members or employees are most likely to be the ones who can easily adapt to the changing demand of their environment on a day-to-day basis. This implies that you need to ensure that your team members are resilient, adaptive and are able to remain effective in the workplace for a sustained period.
Here are simple steps to help you as a leader to develop your team’s ability to remain effective:
PRIORITIZE: You can only be effective if you are clear about your priorities. When you have no clear priorities you are likely to end up doing work that will not move you closer to your goals. To prioritize effectively, cut out any unnecessary tasks and focus on carefully selected tasks to ensure success for you and your team members.
DELEGATE TASKS: Never be afraid to delegate tasks to team members who can accomplish it on time. A team succeeds when quality is put first, so properly distribute tasks to the most qualified team members.
COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY: Communication is key to an effective team. While use of technology like text and email might be the most dominant form of communication today, a time tested approach is to regularly conduct quick virtual or physical meetings to settle things that might take hours through back-and-forth emails.
TRAIN THE TEAM: Since skills don’t just show up, take deliberate effort to train everyone in your team with the necessary skills for their job. With increased competence, your team will be in position to handle tasks on their own with lesser supervision. Expanding your team members’ skill set, this will allow your organization to build a stronger and more advanced workforce.
GIVE AND ASK FOR FEEDBACK: Ensure you give and receive regular feedback to help your team members know where they are excelling and where they are lacking. To help the team succeed, point out areas they need to develop and improve upon. Also, ask them what you, as leader, could do to help them improve more. Finally, ask them for your own areas for improvement so you work on them.
Since maintaining effectiveness for yourself and the team is vital, how do you intend to ensure that your workplace is teaming with effective superstars whom you no longer have to babysit?
If this effectiveness is a challenge for you and your team, book a call with our team and let’s see how we might assist you in overcoming this barrier.
Till then, keep sustaining productivity in your team!
All good wishes!
Dr. Gerald Amandu, PhD
Leadership Coach and Business Advisor CEO & Founder, Gerald Amandu Success Academy