Investing in the development of each person on your team is important to accomplishing your overall goals and improving their overall job satisfaction.
- As a manager of a team, there are lots of things…you have to keep a pulse on, in addition to the actual…work product your team delivers.…One of those things is the professional development…of your team as a whole and the individual members.…One way I'd like to keep track of a team's development…is a cycle I call IDEA, which stands for:…identify needs, discuss goals,…educate, and assess your progress.…Starting with the I, identify needs,…as the manager, you have a sense of the final…output your team needs to produce.…
What skills are required for getting the best results?…Are these skills everyone on the team needs…or ones only specific individuals will use?…Once you have a good idea of the specific needs,…take some time to find out what skills…your employees actually want to develop.…Discuss developmental goals in one-on-one…meetings and collectively as a group.…Professional development goals…shouldn't be one size fits all.…Based on their goals, you can work together towards getting…them experiences and skills to move in that direction.…
- 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.