Are you hoping to develop your team and grow your business in 2020? What can you do to increase your chances of success? Follow these tips from top leadership experts and have your best year ever.
Bring in the Right People
According to Laszlo Bock, the former SVP of People Operations at Google, “Hiring is the most important people function you have, and most of us aren’t as good at it as we think.” Does your company have an established hiring process? Or, do you simply go with your gut? Research shows standardized questions and work sample tests produce more reliable results than the old-fashioned informal interview.
Inspire Your Team
Organizational consultant and best-selling author, Simon Sinek writes, “Average companies give their people something to work on. In contrast, the most innovative organizations give their people something to work toward.” Are your workers excited to come to work every day? Or, are they simply going through the motions? Use these strategies to motivate your team.
As entrepreneur Christine Comaford observes, ”leaders have an itchy trigger finger. A team member asks us how to do something, and we rattle off the answer; we advocate. What is the result of this? We develop order takers. We train people to ask instead of figuring it out on their own.” Are you comfortable giving responsibility to others? Or, do you prefer to take control? Here are five ways delegation can benefit your team.
Push Employees to Improve
Most of us recognize we need feedback to grow, but truly, we’re only interested in the positive comments. Best-selling author Adam Grant points out, “There are actual studies showing that when coworkers criticize us, we tend to drop them from our lives—or at least avoid them at all costs.” Grant recommends organizations set up “a challenge network” to help workers get better at their jobs. Examine how your company gives feedback and consider revamping your performance reviews in the new year.
Provide Meaningful Professional Development
Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, Patty McCord believes one of the best perks you can give your team is the opportunity to understand the business and your customers better. For example, at Netflix, employees had the chance to attend the Sundance Film Festival and to hear talks by famous directors, cinematographers, and editors. What types of professional development are available for your workers? And, are those opportunities relevant to their jobs? For more ideas, check out 10 companies that offer incredible professional development programs.
Are You Ready to Develop Your Team and Grow Your Business in 2020?
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