Guiding a team can be as tough as building a sandcastle near the shore if there is no right foundation in team management skills, problems that arise in the team can swallow up the team as a whole, collapsing and impeding the team’s performance and growth.
These skills stated below are effective management skills that many leaders have used and adopted to manage their teams better.
Clear Directed Goals
When goals are clear and understood by all members of the team, this aids in giving a sense of purpose to the team working together as could they know and see what they are working toward.
Just take for example the contrasting difference between walking an endless trail with multiple routes, as compared to walking a trail where you know where the stopping destination is and which route to take to reach the place.
The latter would definitely give you more sense of purpose, and motivation as you can see the progress you have covered, how much distance you have to go before you reach the destination and how to go to where you are going.
Understand Team Communication Dynamics
Communication is very important in a team and by experience, you can know how unproductive, time consuming and conflict inducing miscommunications can be.
Effective communication is the fluent expression of your point in concise yet clear manner with no inconsistencies in your words and actions.
You have to be clear about the purpose of your point, your priorities, strategy to execute it and in a democratic and non-demanding manner.
In addition, you will also have to make time to understand the different communication styles each member uses, to understand how to harmonize your communication with theirs to help the team understand you better as well.
When a leader is bias, it divides the team base on the personal preference of the leader. This can cause a lot of misunderstandings, rifts and unwanted resentment in the team.
Therefore, equal treatment, communication and opportunities should be given to every member of the team.
Even if you favour one over the others, boundaries between personal and professional relations should be clearly set and not expressed at work.
Respect is very essential in managing a team. An effective leader gain respect not by demanding it nor it is by making everyone to accommodate and agree to your every speech or decision.
An effective leader leads by understanding that disagreements are not being disrespectful. Their oppositions, differing views and suggestions could possibly be another way to aid the team or boost team performance that you have never thought could be possible.
Possess Flexible Mindset
Change is inevitable especially dealing with the ever-change complexity of human minds and trends. Managing a team requires one to not be stuck in a rigid mindset, not accepting the new and avoiding the risk of uncertainties to settle for current security.
One has to gain understanding and be constantly learning and filtering the possible routes and direction your team can take to improve the performance and catch up to the ever-changing society.
Strategic guidance means to have well thought out plans and instructions that will make progress to the ultimate goal smoother, more effectively and efficiently.
Guiding a team will mean that the other members of the team will be following the plans of the one leading. Possessing the qualities to think strategically and make accurate decisions decisively, a leader should know and be clear on how to proceed when important matters need to be made.
Time can be taken each day to review and see how the dots can be connected together to make it happen.
Own a Team Mindset
A leader is also part of the team. Furthermore, as a leader it is more important to set an example to set the team’s needs before your needs.
It could mean to help out with the work of others, whenever possible, if you find the others are struggling or need help. It could also be to help rectify a careless mistake another made without grumbling and give gentle encouragements and words of appreciation, spreading positivity.
It is to be willing to so things that may inconvenience you but could help to improve the team’s productivity, growth and morale.
To manage a team and have a leader mindset, these are the following attributes one should focus, develop and possess:
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To book a session for your team or find out more about this Perfume Workshop, head down to the links below:
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