A good leader leads with a vision and a bunch of smart, passionate team members who can conquer the biggest hurdle on his command. However, sometimes, even a brilliant team fails.
In this article at Wrike, Laura Quiambao explains communication, shortage of resources, and time as some of the common reasons for team failure. It could affect the outcome of a lack of visibility.
The Grim Consequences
If the teams look for directions but remain unclear of the destination, they will start taking diverse paths which results in losing the ultimate goals. Thereby, as you plan to optimize the workflow and team expand the team, take a closer look at your existing workflow and identify the visibility gaps first. Here are some tips for it:
- Aligning Team Members: Ensure that all the tasks and projects handled by your team are tied to overall company goals. Infuse the habit of using calendar and dashboard to keep a watch over the due dates and deadlines. This will help in building a consistent workflow while aligning the team’s potential to achieve the desired objective.
- Allocate & Use Resources: Visualize your extremely powerful resource— the people first. Next step would be to visualize project timelines to discover where to allocate existing resources without overlapping them. Identify potential bottlenecks and plans to empower the team to deliver desired outcomes on time and within budget.
- Effective Team Collaboration: By adding a hint of visibility to communication and task workflow, the leaders can easily help the teams collaborate efficiently. Gathering all the data and information at one place with easy access to the most up-to-date assets, it would be easier for the teams to collaborate. However, ensure that the project tasks are clear across teams.
Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.wrike.com/blog/lack-visibility-is-visibly-hurting-team/