Thoughts on Managing a Team
Becoming a manager means you have a whole new set of challenges to face and skills to master. Managing a team like ours at Essential Management Group is about more than just motivating people; it’s about listening and synthesizing ideas and coaching each person.
The people on your team are unique, so if you’re unsure about something, spend some time talking with the individual. Ask them what their motivation and thoughts were for their actions, what their interests are, and how they see their work fitting into the whole picture. One great way to coach people is by asking them for ideas on other ways to approach tasks or situations and help them come up with the best strategies. When they can own their work, they’re more invested in its success.
It also helps to make sure your team members understand how their work and tasks fit into the project and company goals overall. When team members see how their efforts directly impact Essential Management Group goals, they often come up with surprising and creative solutions to make things happen. They feel empowered to make a positive difference.
Taking the time to talk to and motivate each team member individually may be time consuming but it’s well worth the effort, short and long term. Subscribe to Essential Management Group’s Newswire feed for more management thoughts and tips.