Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Employees are tired of being told what to do. They are eager to learn and remain relevant. In today’s fast-paced world, people don’t have time for lectures; they want continuous coaching and leaders that are paying attention.
Simplify the process. Don’t exhaust your employees through complexity and buzz-words. People seek direction that is too the point. Be a great teacher, but quickly shift into facilitator mode. People are inspired when given the opportunity to learn how to do new things. Stop lecturing and start teaching.
Staff training is an on going part of business. You can’t just toss people in and expect them to swim. That works for a hand full of all-stars, but if you want to increase the success rate and the consistency in how the team does what it does, then effective training is important.
There’s a big difference between having a training session so that you can say you had it, and having a training session that effectively changes behavior. In other words, it doesn’t matter what you tell the team if the message doesn’t stick.
Summing-up: Successful teams don’t build themselves. Effective leaders and managers build successful teams by reinforcing a core message until it becomes second nature for them and their team members. Teach the team to grow up.