Tips to Lead Your Team to Victory
As a manager or supervisor, one of your most important roles is retaining the talented employees under your leadership. In fact, 61% of HR professionals polled by HR Executive magazine stated that there's currently a war for talent. Experts agree: one of the main ways to win the talent wars is to recognize and reward employees.
That's why feedback, recognition and coaching are vital skills for any manager to regularly employ. However, they are also some of the greatest weaknesses in most organizations. Many managers view feedback as unnecessary, time-intensive or negative, and thus they avoid it. They assume that the people working for them are doing what they can and don't challenge them to improve. Workers in turn discover the level of work their supervisor will settle for as "good enough" and then become comfortable working at that level. In other words, both employees and managers are part of the problem of low performance at the workplace.
You can use feedback and reward systems to elevate your workforce to new levels of productivity and at the same time help retain your best workers. Implementing these tips will help set your organization apart as world-class as you learn to coach your team to personal and career success.