Leading a team is an ongoing process and taking a step back to look at the bigger picture can be a challenge when in a busy role. However, forward planning is vital if you are to maintain a high performing team.
You need to continuously monitor how your team is performing. This is more than just ensuring targets are met. It’s actively engaging with team members daily, observing them at work, and motivating them to peak performance.
If you can see potential in someone, then seek ways to make the most of that potential. This might mean giving them some stretching objectives in role, or looking for ways to help them develop their career.
Find out a little about how to create a culture of learning and development by downloading this document from Managing People Episode 7: Managing Talent.
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Learn to recognise high performing individuals, develop emerging talent and motivate team members to continuously improve.
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In this episode, you’ll learn the importance of regularly evaluating the performance of your people. You must continuously monitor performance to identify areas for improvement and opportunities to develop team members. You’ll discover the need to keep people motivated and engaged (including yourself!), even when there is no immediate opportunity for career progression.
Charlotte is due her three-month probation period review – an opportunity to reflect on her team now: what she has achieved, what the team has achieved themselves and the effect this has had on the business.
One member of staff will be going on maternity leave soon, so temporary cover needs to be organised. In conversation, Charlotte learns that another valued member of the team has been offered a job with another company. This forces her to look at how she can retain all of her top performers – even when there may be no immediate opportunities for development.
If there’s one thing Charlotte has learned in her role as Manager, it’s that there will always be challenges and new opportunities for her to develop her own skills.Download the Managing People course catalogue here
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