Given everything that's on your plate, it probably feels like you don't have time to socialize with people on your team. However, not taking the time to build personal relationships could get in the way of your ability to get work done down the line. Learn ways to build personal yet still professionally appropriate relationships within your team.
- A recent employee engagement survey…showed that 70% of employees…want to spend more time with their boss.…70%, this means that most people…want more of an established connection with their manager.…Now I get it.…You already have a ton on your plate…and you probably don't have many opportunities…to socialize with your friends and family.…But given how much relationships affect work,…you can't afford not to build relationships…with your coworkers.…
I'll give you some pointers on how you can do this.…Start by getting to know each person you manage…on a personal level.…Don't pry too much into their personal life.…Instead, try to find one thing about them…that you can connect on…whether it's a hobby, sports team, family, or pets.…You'll probably notice pictures or trinkets…around their desk or cubicle.…Maybe a logo on a coffee mug.…There are things outside of work…that make each person on your team tick.…What are they?…If you don't already know one thing…about each person on your team,…make it your goal to figure out something soon.…
- List the best arrangement for delegating responsibility.
- Recognize the characteristics of the five phases of the team development cycle.
- Explain the importance of taking time to build genuine personal relationships with team members.
- Identify the element that begins and ends the development cycle.
- Determine when to CC someone on a message.
- Recall the benefits of organizing venues for casual or informal contact among virtual team members.
- Summarize the steps to take following a discreet meeting with a difficult team member.