Team management rules are required to run an organization smoothly. Sharing common objectives and following the same decorum create a positive workplace culture. In this article at IT Managers Inbox, Sam Grier shares 3 team management rules to create a positive work culture.
Uniting the Team with Rules
While it is not possible to always follow rules, having a standard process in place allows teams to bond more. To avoid resentment and resistance, team management rules should be implemented across all the teams in your organization. Below are the guidelines:
Never Ignore Problems Just Because Those Are Not Yours: One of the team management rules is to help people out. People usually have the habit of helping only their team members. Denounce such behaviors in the team or in the company. Be a role model and always lend a helping hand because you all work in the same company. Working in isolated pockets of productivity is not ideal for today’s world of ideation and collaboration. If you are unable to help the individual, redirect the person to someone who can. If time is the only constraint, explain your higher-up about the situation. Request a deadline extension so that you can help the individual out.
Never Say It’s Impossible: Maybe you too are struggling with the issue but never say that it cannot be resolved. Seek someone else’s help before giving up. Conduct a brainstorming session with your team to come up with a solution. You can break the issue into subtasks and appoint two leaders to help around. Some brilliant ideas might click in those meetings.
Never Give the Cold Shoulder: Team management rules are there to improve team bonding because organizations want team players. If your teammates are facing a problem, do not give them the cold shoulder. There might be a time when you need help but nobody is around to help you. Remember, if they succeed using your solution, the team succeeds as well as you. Though a certain level of mutual benefit works in a team, not every time should you play that card.
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