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8 Golden Rules for Effective Team Management
No matter what you do for work, having a powerful team is a great way to build the company’s success and make everyone a little bit happier during their shift.
Today you’ll learn about the 8 golden rules for effective team management so you can be apart of a business that is running at the top of its game with a staff that all have the same goals and visions in mind.
Take these rules and apply them today to be one step closer to a more effective, positive work environment.
1. Proper Training
It may seem like a no brainer but having your staff properly trained is the foundation for effective team management. Having everyone has informed as possible and knowing what they’re doing will make everything else run smoother.
There are courses available that can help your entire team get on the same page so that it’s easier to implement the next 7 ideas.
Taking courses can be beneficial to team members that are brand new and more well-seasoned employees, everyone will benefit from it.
You can learn more here about courses if this sounds like something that would benefit your team.
2. Encourage Ideas
When you’re having a meeting or helping another employee with something, encourage all sorts of ideas. Don’t directly shut anything down without thinking it through. This is also a place where judgement should be set aside.
This can make employees feel like there ideas are stupid or that they’re unappreciated. You wouldn’t want those feelings to turn into someone hating their job or them having resentment towards you. Encouraging ideas also allows for innovation and maybe you’ll discover that your staff have some great ideas that will improve business or the workplace.
Having great communication is an important golden rule. Having meetings where the staff is allowed to answer questions and give their own ideas that we talked about above can be a great way to incorporate communication in the workplace
.Asking your employees their opinion on things and what they like and dislike about certain ideas or projects will not only benefit you but them as well. This can make people feel like they’re involved and they will feel appreciated and heard.
Communication is a major key to success. Make sure whatever you’re doing that the communication is clear, and the same would go for everyone working there. Having clear communication where people feel comfortable enough to ask for clarification if necessary is a great step for success.
4. Be An Example
If you’re a manager or a higher up of sorts, you need to be the example that you’re asking the staff to become. If you’re the one showing up late, making crude jokes or gossipping about employees, you can bet your staff will start to think that behaviour is okay to you since you do it to them.
Remember to remain professional and treat people how you would want to be treated. Being your best self in front of your staff will make them want to be their best selves at work as well. It’s a domino effect of sorts. Be the kind of employee you’d want working for you.
5. Reward & Recognize
Whether you’re in charge or not, rewarding and recognizing hard work or someone going above and beyond can be extremely effective. This could be a small bonus if you are the one in charge, vocal recognition if you are a fellow co-worker or even offering to buy someone lunch the next day to show them the hard work they have been putting in is appreciated can go a long way.
You can do this in front of other employees to help the person you’re recognizing feel more accomplished and it shows the rest of the staff that rewards and recognizing comes with hard work or finishing long projects. Do your best not to play favourites and reward anyone you see fit.
We couldn’t write about team management without talking about teamwork, could we? We’ve all heard the phrase “teamwork makes the dream work” and there’s a good reason that’s a cliche. Having every employee see one another as a team member instead of someone to compete with will make everything run a lot smoother.
Having a team that has the same vision, gets along and is all working towards the same goal will help people focus and gives them a purpose each day the clock in. This can also increase trust throughout the entire team.
Consistency can be applied to any of these rules but it’s a golden run in and of itself. In order for any of the other rules listed here, you have to do them consistently in order for them to work well.
You may not see the benefits immediately and that’s why consistency is key. It may get hard at some points but working through those to remain consistent will speak volumes to your staff about the management team and will be extremely effective in the long run.
8. Positive Environment
It may sound like a given but having a positive environment will not only help your management team but the entire staff. You don’t need to do something crazy or spend a bunch of money to make work a pleasant place to be.
This can easily be done by buying everyone lunch a couple of times a week, a more relaxed dress code or even something as simple as checking in with people to make small talk about how their life is going in or outside of work.
Using these 8 golden rules for effective team management will make going to work more enjoyable and less like a task.
You can use the rules listed above to improve so many aspects of a business. Once your team is managed in a way that’s effective, everything else will start falling into place.
Patience and consistency are key during this process as it won’t happen overnight.
Are you an effective team Manager? Are you following these golden rules? Or do you have some golden rules you think we left out? We invite you to leave a comment below.