Do you work with a team of people in your business? Even if you’re the owner of the business or simply a team member, it’s nice to have support from those around you who understand your areas of expertise. There is definitely no way you can handle the workload by yourself, so you have a team behind you.
In this article I’m sharing with you some tips that you can use to help your team to become more productive this year.
Communication is the important factor to make your team more productive. Without it, you need to work hard in any field. And you’ll not get good business also.
Your team is a direct extension of your company. You don’t want your company to be a revolving door when it comes to hiring and firing employees, do you? Of course not! You want your business to be a place where someone loves to work—a place where they know they are being heard and respected for their talents.
2- Trust on your Team Members:
Sometimes it’s best for the boss to simply step aside and watch his expert team work seamlessly on their own.You have picked the best team. You have organized their talents, their projects, their clients. You also know what their goals are. Step back. Trust your team to get the job done.
Stepping back and allowing your team to work is a form of trust. They will sense that trust, and you will be able to watch your productivity soar because you are giving them free reign to finish projects and meet goals.
3- Always Inspire Team Members:
A truly productive team will have a team meeting each week with their leader or owner to get them caught up on the projects they have been working on and to get assignments for the next week. During this time, you need to take advantage of team time and allow some banter to happen before the meeting begins.
Use these meetings to encourage and inspire your workers. Research some content you can read to them, or tell a funny story which happened to you in the past. You can end it with a point which promotes inspiration in the eyes of your workers.
4- Know about their field and skills:
In order to create a more productive atmosphere for your employees, you should understand what each person brings to your business. Sometimes it can be enticing to send someone a project because you’re running behind on a deadline (and they have no experience doing it). Refrain from falling into this trap because it does more harm than good.
Take some time out of each week to talk one on one with each team member. Get to know them on a personal level. Find out what they have been working on that week. You may be surprised to find some hidden gems in there somewhere.
5- Always Give them Ownership:
The best leaders of your business understand the power of ownership. When one can get up in the morning and say, “I’ve got to go make my company money,” they have committed to the ownership of that organization. In their mind, it’s their business too, and as a business owner, this is what you want to accomplish with your workers. See your entire company as one team. They all work together toward one goal.
Giving ownership to them can be as simple as allowing them to make decisions, lead a project, or be responsible for a task. It tells them you have trusted them with a specific job, or you have trusted them to make a decision. When you do this, it opens the door of ownership with your team member.