An under performing team is a curse to your business as your success largely depends on how your team performs. Any wrong decision pertaining to the team-building can cost you dearly. You need diplomacy and tact to build a strong and efficient team. If you have been suffering for long and your efforts are proving to be futile, avoiding these commonly made mistakes can prove to be a boon in disguise. Here is a quick look.
1-You Assume That Every Member Is Equal:
This is a false assumption. They have different set of skills, attributes, temperament, ability to learn and hence they can be made productive in different ways. If you think that they would perform in the same way you would always get the average results and remain dissatisfied.
2-You Remain Biased To Some:
This is another commonly made mistakes. Most of the bosses do this and make the others feel discouraged and demotivated. It can be a cause of resentment among your team. It is good to reward your team members when they perform well. However, it is always better to make your rewards and appraisals well-defined.
3-You Do Not Have Clear Cut Goals Or Fail To Convey:
You are sure to be heading towards failure if you do not have clear-cut goals or fail to communicate it to your team. To earn a great reputation in market, to have a trustworthy brand, to earn more profits or what. A well-defined mission of your business should be conveyed effectively to your team so that they have a purpose and could work consistently on that.
4-You Are Irregular in Taking Meetings:
Team meetings are considered to be like forums where you and your team members air their views. If your team meetings are regular you would be updated about the issues they face, their ideas and their thoughts. Similarly, you would be able to convey your thoughts also and what actually you want them to do and how things should be carried out.
5-You Are Not Taking Suggestions:
It is not an obligation for you to act on all the suggestions of your team but yes it is always wise to act on the brilliant ones. This will encourage your team and they would be more innovative. They would love to work on the ideas suggested by them and the chances of getting end results will be more.
6-You Rebuke A Team Member In Open:
This is awfully dangerous. If any of your team member is getting humiliated in open it would have the feeling of avenge which shows in his work. Not only this, other team members would not appreciate it. On any of his/her fault it is better to summon that team member and take the disciplinary action there. This is professional and disciplinary action taken in private is always advisable.
7-You Do Not Discourage Unhealthy Competition:
If you purposely do so thinking that all the members of your team would perform the best then you are opening the room for the team disintegration. When competition becomes heated and unhealthy it is good to stop it then and there.
8-You Remind Them Of Your Supremacy:
At every opportunity if you rub it that you are boss and all-powerful you are making an hierarchy barrier. This certainly hampers the flow of free ideas and make your team members hide from you. It is good to be a boss to inculcate discipline in your team but let your team members free enough to discuss everything.
9-You Are Inaccessible To Them:
Building a successful and productive team is a challenging task. If you are not accessible to your team members you would not be able to get the required feedback. You would not be able to decide on which direction the work has to be done.
If you are monitoring, keeping tabs on their efficiency and productivity at the workplace on a daily basis you would be able to make them perform optimally, grow your business and earn profits. Right decisions taken at the right time can make a world of difference to you. In the base of successful businesses lies a well-performing and efficient team.
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