Leading a team is never an easy task. Grouping employees for different projects can often lead to clashes or miscommunication and can negatively impact workplace productivity. However, if handled well, you can make your team accomplish great professional goals. In this article at Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall explains how managers can improve their team’s productivity.
Improve the Project Planning Process
Identify all the stakeholders and inform them about the project’s scope and benefits, to obtain their buy-in. Then, adopt a project charter and define the goals, objectives, and budget. Further, define all roles and responsibilities. Ensure there is two-way communication. Implement a system that allows team members to report their progress and enables stakeholders to see the updates. Break the big project into manageable components so that they are not too overwhelming.
Incorporate Team-Building Exercises
Team productivity is dependent on the camaraderie between members. If the team members are happy from within, team productivity and efficiency will automatically improve. When different people work within a team, there is a likelihood that not everyone will like each other. To beat this animosity, you can incorporate some team-building exercises. “You could facilitate a mini-workshop where you (or a business analyst) teach the team to define, analyze, document, and validate requirements,” says Hall.
Handle Delays Professionally
Technical troubles, additional responsibilities, work interruptions, and unforeseen circumstances will undoubtedly delay a project. Project managers’ leadership abilities are often judged by how they handle obstacles and delays. Therefore, evaluate the severity of the problem. Then, assess how the delay may impact other projects’ deadlines and budgets. Finally, engage team members to find and implement effective solutions. Remember to keep your stakeholders informed about the delay.
Well, there is no single way to empower your team. Through small and constant ways, you can lay the foundation for a productive environment. To read the original article, click on https://projectriskcoach.com/how-to-improve-your-project-teams-performance/.