It Jobs, Newtons and Darwins, for all you know.
is a general perception that becoming the leader of a pack and
gaining power makes life easier. However, what they don’t realize is
that managing a team and bringing out the best in each individual of
the group is an even bigger challenge. Avoiding jeopardy, maintaining
a friendly relationship, an efficient work environment, a constant
driving force to the members are just some of the challenges a team
leader has to cope with.
communication a priority
is always a key in any kind of healthy relationship be it personal or
professional. As a team leader, it should be your motto to maintain a
constant communication with your team members. Talk to them about
their experiences, issues and work related suggestions. This will
ensure a friendly relationship between you and your team.
team might be an entire package of Jobs, Newtons and Darwins, for all
you know. Therefore, it’s always a great idea to look into everyone’s
ideas and proposals. Innovative propositions must be encouraged and
taken further if they can in any way assist the company’s growth. The
more such ideas are supported, the more motivated your workers will
a good team leader is all about making your squad work better. And
what can be a better way than acknowledging their work when it’s
praiseworthy! Publicly praise if an individual has achieved his/her
target before time or done anything in the company’s goodwill. This
is bound to inspire them to keep up the good work and encourage
others to follow the same path.
the element of fun
likes a boring boss? Pep up your reputation as the fun-loving team
leader who isn’t low on the enjoyment quotient. Organize brunch and
dinner treats for your team to celebrate small achievements. You
don’t necessarily have to take them on foreign vacations(well, even
if some do that), trivial outings will work well to break the
monotony of work.
can’t just boss around without stepping into the field yourself.
you’re the captain of a sports team or a company’s team leader, it’s
important to indulge in the kind of work you expect from your bunch,
yourself. Set an example for them and act as a source of inspiration
to extract the best outputs from your team.
feedback and accept criticism
you have all the right to assert your authority and take decisions
but the suggestions of each individual matters. Make sure you are
aware of the collective as well as individual feelings of your
members regarding the work, the work environment and your leadership.
This will help you to grow and be a better leader.
a healthy work relationship with your squad you can’t afford to keep
secrets. Be like an open book just as you are with your close
friends. This is yet another way to gain everyone’s trust, respect
and full cooperation. Sometimes, the circumstances demand you to take
to the wheel and steer the ship in a direction which may be against
the wind. Bedecisive and take control whenver necessary!