Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

When you become a manager for the first time, it can be tough to figure out how to effectively combine your work style with the work style of your team. Consider this example: Sveta, a new manager, was happy with her team’s overall productivity, but was blunt with her team. She rarely focused on praising success and instead focused on problem areas. Sveta did not realize her team thought she was micromanaging them, becoming increasingly unhappy, until it was pointed out to her. Avoid these miscommunications, increase your new team’s productivity, and foster team camaraderie by learning about your team through a work-style table exercise. By having your team answer a few questions about their personal work style, and then discussing those openly as a group, you can be a more effective team manager.

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