Project Management

4 Tips for Managing Multiple Teams

Managing a work team is headache-inducing enough, now imagine multiplying it by several times. You feel crumbling, right? But don’t panic, because if other managers can do it, so can you. It just takes a few basic lessons and some determination. Sarah K. White shares some tips to manage different teams of employees for

  1. Get to know their personalities
  2. Encourage retention and growth
  3. Consider generational gaps
  4. Embrace diversity

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Don’t treat your employees like goods that you use for a period of time and throw away when finished. Try to create a bond and seek connection—understand their nature and what motivates them. A good way is identifying introverted and extroverted personalities to ensure your introverted workers aren’t overshadowed by more gossipy extroverts. Knowing what drives your employees is also important in giving them desired tasks that can push them to grow and flourish in the company. Training your employees can likewise give you a better sense of their strengths and weaknesses to see where they fit in the company.

In the process of communication, conflicts or dissatisfaction may arise due to generational gaps. Don’t excuse yourself to stick to your own way of doing things just because you’re old or you’re the boss so others have to accommodate you. Millennials are very different in determining their career nowadays—if they’re discontented about something, they will not endure it. Unless you want to sail a boat on your own, you have to make them feel valued. Embracing diversity is another key element in the age of globalization today. White quotes Cindy Chu, former director of engineering at Yahoo:

“Because people are different, they have different paths to success. It’s important not to expect everyone to work, communicate, or lead in the same way. As a manager, it’s your role to recognize those differences and help people find what works for them. When you recognize people’s different personalities and support unique opportunities to help them grow, they’re going to feel happier, more productive and invested in their job,”…

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