4. The right people are being assigned to the wrong jobs
Everyone is different, and your employees all have their own unique skill sets, strong points, and weaknesses. By getting to know your team, and identifying their best assets, you can put this to better use to manage tasks.
Consider conducting regular evaluations, informal chats, and offering training opportunities – the more skilled your team, the easier it will be to assign them to the best roles.
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5. Innovation isn’t happening
Even the most simple and repetitive jobs can be innovated and improved – and your team, as the ones doing the tasks, are best placed to realise what these improvements are.
Make sure you have a clear line of communication for ideas and innovation – this could be a regular brainstorm during meetings, an email address, etc.
By making it easy for people to aim higher, and showing that you will champion good ideas, you can improve morale and your business at the same time!
It’s not easy to step back and evaluate yourself – but in order to lead from the front, and be an example to your team, it’s important that you take the time to adjust your leadership style whenever needed. Be open to constructive criticism, allow that you’re only human and mistakes will happen – but don’t dwell on the negatives, learn from the experience, and make yourself a better leader as a result!
Leading a team is a big responsibility, but when you have the right style, your team will get behind you and rather than dragging everyone up to a productive point, you’ll all be supporting each other to greater heights.