How To Develop Effective, High Performing & Happy Team Members
If you are an executive, business owner, manager, supervisor, or lead people in any capacity, you need to read this article. It will go a long way in helping you to develop effective, high performing and happy team members.
You probably know that a team isn’t a bunch of individuals with job titles, but that a team is a congregation of people with roles that is known by other members of the team. Here is the thing, members of a happy team will seek out roles that they perform most effectively and efficiently which comes to them naturally, they work together to achieve a set objective.
Succeeding as a team is a good incentive for any good, dedicated and committed employee, and an honour for the employer. An honest leader allows team members to cooperate, collaborate and communicate effectively, when that doesn’t happen, the leader is compelled to take an honest look on the team and diagnose what’s affecting performance, productivity & progress for overall success of the team.
Below are just a few things that will help you to develop, nurture and grow effective, high performing and happy team members:
- CLEAR PURPOSE
As a leader, you must make the purpose clear and concise. Team members should understand, fully committed and dedicated to the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the team. Ineffective groups lack clarity of purpose, has no strategy, concept and specific goals. Team members marvel, wander and pull in numerous directions to succeed together.
- SYSTEM, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
A good system, policies and procedures will set the tune and direction of your team members from onset, Effective teams work to implement and support system, policies and procedures to guide and regulate team operations and functions. Ineffective teams hardly work towards developing their team system, policies and procedures.
- OPEN COMMUNICATION
Effective teams pride themselves on open, dynamic and democratic communication as well as vigorous discussions that helps the team to perform better, get difficult things done and celebrate wins. Ineffective teams are known by gossip, backbiting, mourning, constant complain, hidden agendas and guarded communication. When such is the case, there is probably a bad culture in your organisation. You must act now to restore a healthy working environment.
- CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT
In an effective team, there is disagreement, however members are comfortable with it and manage it brazenly. There are only a few signs of avoiding or suppressing conflict. Ineffective groups lack trust and are typically undermined by personal disagreements and their inability to resolve conflict constructively. As a leader, that is a time bomb waiting to explode, please don’t allow it, act decisively to restore order.
- PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING
Effective team have good approach to problem solving and decision making. They develop the capacity to move from problem state to solution state, you can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that brought the problem. Things change when your team are able to change by thinking out of the box. Ineffective groups lack problem-solving skills and are stymied by inefficient decision-making processes.