Posted on Apr 27, 2013 | Comments 0
If you are in a leadership position where you have a whole team working under you, then besides assigning them responsibilities and examining their performance, you should also be able to lead and motivate them so that they can perform better and thereby contribute towards the organization.
A team always needs a leader to guide it and set an example so that they can follow him. But not everyone can be a good leader. They are good workers but they do not have the ability to lead a team and because of that they do not get the respect they deserve and the team performs miserably. You can follow these tips to lead your team more effectively:
Set an example
Your team will feel like applying themselves more when they see that you are equally dedicated and are so diligent about your job. When the leader shows through his work what he wants to do, the team also feels the need to perform better because instead of words, actions can be much more motivating.
You need to assign goals but there must be balance between realistic goals and aggressive goals. You should always push your team to do better but do not ask them to do something impossible that they feel unmotivated and do not put any effort in their work anymore.
In order to get the best out of your team, you must show that you trust them. Assign them responsibilities and let them do it themselves. They may make mistakes initially but let them learn from their mistakes and gradually they will be able to hold the responsibilities on their own and perform better.
Assign correct responsibilities
You should know what every team member is good at and what his talents are. The team will profit more if the right member is given the right responsibility or something that he is very passionate about. In this way he will also gain interest in the topic and improve the overall performance of the team.
Productivity and deadlines
You should guide your team in such a way that they realize the quality of the work is most important. Setting a deadline is important too and they must always finish their work on time. But bringing out faulty work can only lead to more work in the end and hence they should prioritize their work in such a way that there is a balance between punctuality and discipline and productivity.
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