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11 Team Management Tips
Tribe centuries ago, team — nowadays. It's almost one of the basic organization forms for animals and humans.

In the 21st century, it is a sophisticated and very effective instrument of goals achievement.

But not all teams are high impact, create something special or are simply productive.
"My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people." — Steve Jobs
11 Insights about teams:
  • group people who share the same team goals, not personal. Do these individuals want to remain to your team? Are they committed to set team objectives? You can discuss it with your HR manager.
  • make teams heterogeneously — this increases creativity, ideation, and effectiveness. But do not group people with diverse age and ethnic experience.
  • a high performing team should not exceed 12 persons.
  • organize communication and climate inside of your team such as avoid or reduce interpersonal conflicts.
  • set a clear task, use task feedback
  • set clear roles. Every team member should understand his/her role and authority level. Who makes a decision?
  • use emotional intelligence if you're a team leader
  • don't abuse with meetings, especially if they don't have clear goals and timing. Respect the time and don't waste team members' focus.
  • allow your team members setting goals themselves
  • organize process the way your employee understand it. The use of work messengers, documents, apps should be clear and easy. If you use it — it must have a positive impact and result: save time, connect remote colleagues, increase metrics and so on. If not — abandon it! If your employee has an idea on how to improve the work process — listen! And implement.
  • People should see the results in real time and realize what action leads to what goal.

Elegant Themes Sources:
  1. High Impact Teams White Paper
  2. Articles from Business News Daily
  3. Coworking Insights
The best thing you can do as an employer is to try to understand what your teammates really want and help them get there. — Alex Hillman
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