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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Growing a Team
Leaders should not think of themselves as simply managers, supervisors, etc.; but rather as “team leaders.” Thinking of yourself as a manager or supervisor places you in a position of traditional authority based solely on respect for the position, which in turn places you in a position of power. By understanding the personal work preferences and motivations of your team members, you as an individual, rather than your position, will earn their real respect and trust. All the tools discussed so far in this guide, such as counseling and planning, provide the basic structure for developing a team. But to go from a group to a team requires a few extra steps.
This means that the people under you are not simply followers who blindly go where you go, but rather are a group of people who are supportive of collaboration in order to achieve a common goal through mutual knowledge and skill sharing. read it>>>