4 years ago
Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Corporate Team (Part 2) Employee Management, Leadership
Read on to know what mistakes managers commonly make while building a business team.
Having No Distinct Goals
Teams are built with specific goals in mind. They are built to achieve certain corporate targets. If managers build teams with no preset goals, they will end up creating an impractical team. Business teams are usually made, depending on the skill sets and capabilities of potential members. Without clear cut objectives or goals in mind, managers will end up picking the wrong members for their team.
Team leaders must always be very much approachable and easy to talk to. Unapproachable managers or leaders discourage members from openly communicating with them. This will keep them from providing valuable feedback about the team’s performance. Harsh managers, which are abrupt, unfriendly and difficult to talk to, will also be unable to make their teams perform efficiently and get the desired results.
Being Casual about Discipline and Rules
An effective team is well disciplined and follows rules. Having rules is not enough. Enforcing them is important. Teams that follow rules and regulations and work with discipline will be more effective and will have a greater chance at success. Therefore, managers must ensure that teams are disciplined and observe rules properly.
Encouraging Workplace Cliques
This is another major mistake that managers make which results in decreasing the morale of other employees. Managers must never encourage cliques as this implies that they are trying to promote segregation and are being preferential towards certain employees. Cliques will beat the point of having teams and will create resentment among employees for one another.
Instead, managers should ensure that all employees are treated equally. They must give equal importance and attention to each individual member of the team.
Managers must ensure that they steer clear of such mistakes for building successful business teams.