If you’re in a management position, or perhaps you own your own business and employ a team around you you’ll know that you’ll only be as successful as they are. They’re a reflection of you. Of how you treat them and lead them. Investing time into your team will pay dividends in the long term. Whether you’re boosting moral, upskilling individuals or simply managing them to success it’s all worthwhile. These three tips can set you on your way. Boost them to boost you.
Enhance Technical Ability
Most jobs in this day and age require some kind of technical knowledge. That’s to say you couldn’t just take anyone from the public and expect them to do the job. In these cases, your team will need training. Some managers work the job too, but a lot simply manage. You may need to secure other experts to train your teams. Imparting knowledge from industry experts or even just someone else in your workplace who knows the role can give your team members an important boost in confidence and ability. Courses can play a brilliant role here. Whether they’re Health and Safety courses, or courses which focus on a key skill, they can take your team member out of the workplace to really focus on a particular aspect of their work. By securing this specialist you’re ensuring they can complete their work to a high degree, which of course reflects well on you as your team will perform.
Take a Step Back
Sometimes pulling your team away from work can be the best thing you can do to not only earn some respect, but to recharge the batteries. It can be great to do this before a particularly busy period is on the horizon. You can take them out for a team building day. Not only will this feel like a partial day off but give them the opportunity to get to know each other better. Fostering relationships across teams can have a double impact in the workplace. The ultimate way to take a step back is of course to give them a day off. This may sound counter productive, but there are so many think tanks and universities these days coming out and saying employees are far more productive over a four day week.
Help Them Progress
If you promote your team, you’ll be seen as someone who fosters talent. If you own your own business it’s only going to to make it stronger. If you are in a management chain, then your managers will look upon you with more favour because you’re finding talent in the company which will help it function at a higher level. Most of all, your team will respect you for helping them push on and progress. When the other members of your team see it as a possibility, then they’ll work harder to make it a reality for themselves. If you incentivize hard work, they’ll know hard work can pay off. Unfortunately, there are so many managers who can’t make this simple connection. Be one of the good ones and see you and your team soar.