Managing a team can be a fulfilling experience to all, but sometimes it is easy to get caught in routines and characteristics that have a negative impact on team morale and productivity. In this article, TRS Staffing Solutions (TRS) discuss 5 management skills that can be used to keep teams motivated and happy in their jobs.
Effective communication should be at the forefront of your priorities as a manager. This extends to not only sharing information, but also listening to your team. Nurturing a personal investment into their opinions encourages a mutual level of commitment to tasks at hand. Each team member will have different roles, and different outlooks on the business strategy. By allowing them to freely express their ideas in an inclusive and respectful environment, you are able to develop a clear team direction towards success. As a manager, you then have a wide overview of a range of opinions to decide on an effective strategic approach.
Ensuring that your team feel their input is important allows for individual empowerment, as well as the creation of a cohesive environment.
Project management can be particularly difficult if your team are working towards individual goals. Developing a team strategy over a particular time period allows your team to work towards a shared aim. This should of course reflect the goals of the business, so it is important to consider this when creating a strategy specific to your team.
Show the team how their contributions to hitting your targets will positively impact the business, this will encourage them to understand how their actions can make a difference.
When a team is effectively communicating with one another, the next step is to delegate roles and tasks effectively across each member. It can be tempting to continually guide members to make sure that the job gets done properly, however having this approach can actually de-motivate employees and encourage a reduced interest in their work. The most inspiring thing you can do is to trust your employee’s abilities.
If team members feel you have confidence in them, they will in turn feel more valuable to the team and their projects. This promotes more care in their work, and the freedom to enhance their abilities to benefit the business.
As a manager, it is beneficial to recognise when a team is doing a great job. We all like to be appreciated for our achievements, so there is no better way to show a team that they are valued whenever a project is successfully completed.
The other side of this is to recognise when teams need more training. Take the time as a manager to help them to acquire new skills or to understand processes – this can benefit employee output and team morale.
Continually reviewing the priorities of your teams workload allows you to create a clear time structure for each member. Flexibility in managing deadlines allow your team to feel more relaxed and reduce anxiety levels. This also applies to workloads that are completed ahead of schedule. When work is completed sooner than expected you don’t need to wait for a specific deadline, this allows your team to focus on other tasks.
Take the time to keep updated with each of your team’s workloads, and collaborate in continually updating deadlines and priorities to fit the needs of your team.
Management roles can be difficult to successfully fill with candidates holding the types of qualities needed to bring a team together. TRS have a highly collaborative network of over 200 experienced recruiters and back-office staff with impressive candidate connections. If you are looking to hire skilled managers to join your teams contact us today to discuss how we can help you!
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