Leadership is all about the team’s performance. As a leader, your success quotient depends on how successful or how productive your team is. As a common belief, happier teams are expected to deliver better results, be it in terms of product management, customer satisfaction, or business development. So, this begs the question –how can you keep your team happy while scaling up its productivity to the next level? In this article at CIO UK, Laurie Clark talks about some quick and smart ways to get the things in motion.
Leading the Game
Most practical scenarios suggest that a stressful or unfriendly environment can be detrimental to your working spirit. Here are certain approaches that are more likely to keep you motivated and focused:
Clear strategy is the key to success everywhere. Assess your team’s capabilities and map them to manageable or realistic goals.
Conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities & Threats) analysis of your team. This way, you are more likely to know them better and assign them suited tasks.
Setting expectations, right from the beginning, is very important in any work culture. The teams should know what is expected from them, how and when.
Timely acknowledgements, appreciations, or feedbacks help in maintaining a positive work culture without any ambiguity.
Make the workplace a fun-and-work center. Encourage fun activities, humorous discussions, and so on to boost job satisfaction among employees.
Delegate tasks based on individual strengths and weaknesses. Never try to micro-manage the team else it may back-fire.
Using a project management software like Slack may help the teams to collaborate better and save a lot of time, thereby boosting the productivity.
Arranging skill-specific and general trainings based on individual needs can upskill the workforce and coach them to deliver better.
To read the original article in full, click on the link here – https://www.cio.co.uk/it-leadership/7-easy-ways-improve-your-it-teams-productivity-3648965/