Assembling a workforce team is a challenging task. Much like a puzzle or an automobile, all parts of your team have to work in unison to achieve success. One missing part, and the overall team is impacted.
So how can you make sure all members are going to not only get along, but also perform well together? That’s where screening and hiring come into play.
3 Tips to Consider When Piecing Together Your Workforce
- To assemble a strong team quickly, conduct small assignments that assess the candidates. Or talk to fellow subordinates and peers to conduct an analysis. Eliminating individual candidates who are not up to par is necessary to establish the best team. Establish credibility rather than feel the need to be liked and be transparent in your goals and methodology.
- Think of a team as a puzzle. Look at the team dynamics from different perspectives before you make any changes. Talk to the team members to understand their view point. Consider other factors that might be at play such as meeting scheduling difficulties or other distractions. Consider the human elements as well as the human resource elements.
- It is likely that a sub-par team member is aware of his or her capabilities, and other team members are also. Ultimate decisions must be explained or you risk losing respect and credibility. When decisions prove effective over time, your leadership recognition will skyrocket. Talk one-on-one with those who will be affected to lessen their disappointment, and try to find alternative ways that they can progress.
The best managers make tough decisions after weighing the risks of not doing so. Respected leaders explain their actions and are courageous enough to take action. Progress requires risk taking. Making tough decisions based on the appropriate groundwork is a manager’s responsibility to the organization.