Manage Your Team Better Going Into 2019
As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to think of ways to up productivity before 2019 arrives.
Whether you have been having problems with your workforce or you want to keep them working at their current high standard, you should always be looking at ways to get the most from your team. Here are five ways of boosting productivity and positivity in your office.
Set meaningful goals
Setting goals is really important. Your employees will feel much more motivated if they know what they are working towards. Don’t expect the impossible though. Asking for something that is out of the realms of possibility will just induce panic and division. Set goals for the team as a whole, and then look at each employee’s unique strengths and set smaller individual goals for them. Keep checking in and ask how they are all getting on, but do so without putting any pressure on them.
Be a good communicator
It’s impossible to get the very best out of your team if you don’t communicate effectively with them. Be open with your team, and don’t withhold useful information from them. You should always give clear feedback too, so that your staff are sure of how they should approach things going forward. If you have something positive to say to someone, do it in front of everyone to boost their confidence and inspire their colleagues. If you have negative feedback, discuss this in private.
Try team building
Investing in some team building activities is a really effective and easy way of getting more out of your team. Zing Events are the go-to team for innovative corporate team building event ideas in London. Their team building activities range from pub quizzes to cooking classes, with all sorts of other creative events available too. With indoor, outdoor and evening activities for you to choose from, you’ll find the perfect one for your team in no time at all.
Make work fun
It’s a great idea to bring some of the fun of a team building event to your regular office schedule. Introducing things like dress down Fridays, monthly team lunches and the occasional night out will give everyone a chance to blow off some steam. Knowing that the workplace can be fun and informal will lead to employees feeling much more positive about their short and long-term goals. This is particularly effective during busy periods where everyone may be feeling stressed.
Let your team do their jobs
It’s important to keep an eye on what your team are up to, but don’t be tempted to micromanage. Letting them do their jobs without having to adhere to super-strict guidelines will allow them to flourish and develop their own unique skills. You may have an idea of how a job should be done, but then one of your employees may totally surprise you with an even more effective solution. So give them room to grow.
What changes will you make?
As you can see, it doesn’t take much at all to get your team working more effectively – both together and individually. If you start implementing changes now, you’ll be on the right path come the start of 2019. As the year goes on, there will be no stopping you all! So what are you waiting for?