One of the main goals of business owners is growth. It is what drives the business to be successful as it should be. Business owners aim to keep their businesses profitable and thriving from turnover and profit to products and services. As the business grows, there is also a need to upgrade its team.
The growing team can mean new and unique opportunities. New team members can bring timely changes, but managing such phases in businesses can take a lot of work. It can happen too fast, which might be overwhelming.
Here are five tips to successfully manage your growing team!
Communication is Key
Effective communication makes a difference. Ideally, everyone should be working from the same knowledge base. By this, collaboration is encouraged. Using an "open book" leadership and management strategies and transparency will ensure your team understands new members are joining and what they can bring to the business. Everyone's part in new and collaborative targets.
Ensure Suitable Systems Are in Place
Your current team is most likely comfortable with the system and processes. Before you train a new team member check if what you have now is still fit for purpose. Now that your team is expanding, you may be outgrowing your current system.
A growing team is usually a result of a growing business. It provides the perfect time to introduce a new project management tool, systems, and processes to keep workloads and team members organized, collaborative, and efficient. It also allows you, as the leader and manager, to keep an overview of everyone's workload, delegate tasks, prioritize jobs and ensure your team is working efficiently.
Appreciate Your Current Team
Your current team members are doing an excellent job. The business is growing, so you need to add extra resources, including further additions to the team.
When change occurs, your team may feel vulnerable and insecure. Again, clear communication, inclusion, and appreciation are one of the many ways that you can maintain your team well. When team members actively receive praise and acknowledgment, this can inspire collaboration and team spirit.
Establish a Clear Corporate Culture
Communicating the organization's culture, values, vision, and beliefs can inspire team collaboration. Effective communication establishes a transparent corporate culture within your team.
Conflict happens, whether personally or through workplace pressure. It is not uncommon, and a key symptom can be motivation or lack thereof. Your team will come from diverse backgrounds; they will have different opinions, takes, and beliefs; they will also have different personalities and work in different ways and other work cultures.
Growing your team means change, which requires adequate and proactive leadership and management in all you do and deliver through your team.