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Know What Kind of Team You're Leading

Know What Kind of Team You're Leading

Just like wrestling and football are both sports, their teams have very different kinds of dynamics, which in turn translates into saying that you need to know what you're team is comprised of and set goals accordingly.

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Teams Need Feedback Too

It's highly recommended to bring your team together quarterly to provide feedback on areas that can be measured such as: their progress toward their goals, how well they handle changes with work processes, or how they could have colleborated better on a project.

By incorporating team feedback into routines will have managers improve their effectiveness while keeping their team engaged.

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Know How to Establish Clear Goals

Managing teams is a difficult job; you have to deal with tough interpersonal dynamics, from trust issues to personality clashes to competing ambitions.

Managers need to ensure that team members understand the process for achieving the set goals along with empowering the team members who can make decisions -- this preempts disagreements ahead of time.

With goals in flux and work processes revisited, managers will then dedicate their time into identifying any stressors that could bubble up that may disrupt team dynamics.

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STEVE KING

More often than not, what presents as a relationship problem -- people blaming one another, bad group dynamics in meetings --is the result of the manager failing to clarify the team's goals.

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It’s not me, it’s you

There isn’t just one cause – the pandemic has pushed underlying issues to the surface, triggering a widespread re-evaluation of what’s important in our work lives. One thing that will always be on that list, however, is good management.

The data suggests bad management is a real and significant issue. According to data from DDI’s Frontline Leader’s Project, 57% of people have left a job to get away from a bad manager. In fact, Gallup found that 70% of the variance in employee engagement depends on the manager.

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An Ideal Workplace And The Need For Conflict

In an ideal workplace, teams would work together in harmony, celebrate each other’s accomplishments and support each other, while spending quality time together. The reality is that 85 percent of employees across levels report conflicts at the workplace.

The Team leader plays a great role in controlling conflict, but needs to understand that not all conflict is bad. Conflict fuels change, and is necessary for emotional, intellectual and moral growth of the team members.

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Setting employee expectations
A recent study reveals that almost half of all U.S. employees are unsure of what's expected of them.

Setting clear employee expectations can benefit your business. Management must communicate their expectations verbally and in writing. This can reduce or eliminate confusion and increase the levels of success.

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