Productivity: The act of getting more out of what you put in.
It sounds simple enough but is it really that straightforward?
Building a productive team can create more business possibilities, opening up bigger and better opportunities. Working with your team in a collaborative and effective manner will help you to achieve business goals more quickly and easily.
Here are three ways that you can work with your team in order to better achieve your business goals.
1. Use clear communication
Clear and effective communication is important for bringing a team together. It helps to minimise misunderstandings and increases clarity when information is delivered.
Use these principles to install confidence amongst your team:
- Clear and concise language
- Good written communication
- Fair and constructive feedback
- Correct word usage
- Strong listening skills
- Relatable ideas
Having a good grasp on written and verbal formats will help you to resolve problems within your team as well as bring together differing opinions. This will help to increase productivity and create a proactive and collaborative team.
2. Set SMARTIE goals
Setting goals for your team that will give you the outcomes you desire requires more than just telling someone what to do. Providing a framework will set you and your team on the path to achieving your goals in a productive and successful manner.
Your goals should be:
By having everyone in your team involved in the goal-setting process will assist in those goals being achieved. Team members take ownership of the goals and with SMARTIE goals, there is an emotional connection – a powerful tool – to achieving them.
3. Invest in education
Learning how to effectively use tools and techniques will not only boost your own skills but also lift the performance of your entire team. There are countless management systems and leadership methods that can be resourced to help you achieve optimum productivity.
Excelling through continued professional development is rewarding. It provides innumerable benefits and delivers both inspiration and new ideas.
Engage an expert to help you refine your skills and those of your team members. Refreshing and extending the knowledge base of yourself and your team members will not only help to boost productivity but also increase the likelihood of success of achieving your goals.
Would you like to become more productive in your role?
Maria Pantalone is the author of Success Talks: Conversations with Everyday Leaders. Maria works with individuals and teams to make communication their strength so that their message is heard. She provides tailored programs in presentation skills, business writing and effective communication as a leader and team member. Maria's programs help her clients to excel in their role and be recognised as leaders in their field.