Managing a team can sometimes be tricky. Team performance, its overall success and productivity usually depend on how successful the team leader can manage his team.
It is important to learn squad management tips if you’re facing problems to manage your new team. There’s no doubt that great managers must also be great leaders. Some people say that leadership is like beauty. Hard to define, but you know it when you see it.
Now let’s dive deep into each of these top five tips.
1.Clear purpose, goals and expectations for the team
All successful team management starts with answering two very basic questions – why the team exists, and which goals need to be meet (on the individual and team level). The “why” speaks to the heart and the goals speak to the mind. To get the best out of people, you need to address both.
2. Build trust among team members
If there’s no real and deep trust among team members, the team just can’t properly function.
If the team members are in the defensive mode because there is an absence of trust, then they often don’t support each other, they gossip, manipulate or even plot among themselves. It’s a big waste of energy, time and efficiency.
3. Hold regular planning and review meetings
Meetings can be a huge waste of time. But not if they’re managed properly with a very clear and specific intention.
The stand-up meeting should be held every morning for 15 minutes maximum. It’s called a stand-up meeting because team members should be standing during the meeting, to really keep it under 15 minutes.
Great leaders as coaches actively listen, build rapport, ask questions and give constructive feedback. If you want to successfully manage a team, you must become a good coach.