The year 2020 was like a roller coaster for many businesses, but for some, it was like a marathon in which you have to run without water.
In other words, last year was a really rough go for everyone. Include you and your team.
While there is no hope for the not-so-distant future, 2021 has been immensely challenging. The pandemic still showcases a clear and present danger for both the economy and your team’s well-being.
There is a lot of time remaining in 2021 and your team’s talent will be supported every step of the way.
A thin line between teams is existing in these unsteady times. Being there for the team will help your team and stepping up as a leader, you will help your organization to be more viable and effective than before COVID-19 was a word anyone knew.
Let’s discuss quick ways so you can support your IT teams:
Foster your connection with the team:
As a motivator, knowing your teams’ passion, values, and most standout characteristics will help you to lead the team.
Being in tune with your team means you will have a warm connection and a firm grasp of their inner workings. Then you need to understand what keeps them engaged and what makes them engaging in their work.
Understand each employee’s strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and stumbling blocks which help them on the path to success.
Don’t just stay there go beyond this connection. For instance, someone with a family might function a lot differently than an agent who’s living on their own. Employee needs and worries dictate their workplace, giving you insights about their headspace at any given time.
As a team leads you don’t need to pry on the employees. Just let them know you are there when they are in need. Be forward to ask questions from your teammates to avoid pushing too hard. Sometimes, giving you enough to check in makes all the difference.
COVID pandemic has opened up many ways for normal people so you need to keep your ear, eye, and mouth. So, you can get to know your team before getting critical.
Brainstorm Goals with Your Team
During this pandemic, creating a benchmark will let your team grow with an aim and make the focus.
Creating goals are only useful when they are obtainable. It doesn’t mean creating far-too-easy goals that anyone can fulfill. It means providing employees a goal to strive for without weighing them down with imminent failure.
There is only one way to create motivating and streamlining goals is by including your employees in the decision-making process.
The foremost thing is that your team knows themselves the best—so they are aware of what they can do and what they can’t do. This will show that you care for your team’s input and they will be more engaged in the process as a result.
Beyond this, if you are doing this as a team, the seniors will think that you’re a group that has been supported by each other.
Keep Your Team Informed
No one likes to play guessing games. During the remote working situation, when uncertainties out of job security run rampant, transparency is of the utmost importance.
Keep your team informed about the team’s performance and where they stand. In this way, your team will know their position and make adjustments as per their work reports.
By keeping your people in the dark they won’t be able to know their trust—and they’re far likelier to disengage.
As per the last year and current year situation and how they linger in the year as well. Provide your team an incredible opportunity to build more meaningful connections with and among your teams.