4 Leadership Methods for Empowering Employees and Building Strong Teams | CareerMetis.com

Leadership used to motivate and empower employees can build strong teams. Here are four methods to produce such a team in any workplace environment:

1) Workplace Culture 

The quality of a leader can be, judged with the standards set by, and for them, which encourage others to follow, and this indicates to initializing the process of great culture in the workplace. The pampering of employees or providing the facilities that other companies introduce may or may not suit the business you commence. Build a culture that complies with your business needs and keeps the employees involved in creating and maintaining it.

Work Ethics, Values, Individual and Team Goals, Employee Involvement and Engagement, and emphasis on Employee Wellness together create a work culture of an organization.

Satisfied employees deliver more than their job descriptions and have strong profiles, that draw business and increases market sustainability of the company.

Work culture should be such that every single day people want to come to the office and enjoy doing their jobs.


2) Powerful Communication

Concepts of communication from a leader’s angle should set an outlook for performance and not power or position. Conveying the right message with the right attitude can win over hearts and minds. Powerful communication is the one that drives others to flock to a cause. Principally correct ways of communicating can produce no results unless the leader’s intention, objectives, and goals are clear.

Leaders use two way and multi-channel communication, unlike managers who use one-way communication and thrust the rules and regulations without need.

Attending to problems professionally and listening to personal issues is a sign of a true leader, one who encourages and pushes team members to find ways to deal with situations. Motivate employees to share with you their concerns and wonderful experiences of being on your team.

Building an environment where team leaders and members learn from each other has a powerful impact on training sessions and development. It bolsters each person’s desire to acquire particular skills and knowledge for the sake of the team. But these skills can be exchanged effectively only if proper communication occurs within the team. Possessing the ability to secure this kind of environment is a vital skill for effective leadership.

In most circumstances, communication should be firm but need not be harsh. Express your opinions don’t try to impress. If you consider a human being as a possibility, they can create wonders. You have the vision for the company and intention to serve the employee with a dual responsibility to adhere you can introduce the power of positive communication.


3) Expulse Micromanaging

Believing in people and teams strengthens the sense of reliability and responsibility. Micromanaging is for infants not adults who we select for the jobs they deserve and qualify to contribute. Manager’s job often thumps to exercise authority resulting in over- interference, exhibiting distrust, flaunting the power and revealing unnecessary attributes of your personality.

Fair policies and unbiased pay packages have essential roles in employee retention, and all those benefits feel like a burden with a micromanaging team lead around us. Employees tend to be in a company where they are respected, for their work and have managers who, provide freedom to work experiment and innovate. Job security and new opportunities to explore is the main attraction for the employee.

Managers have expectations for team members and companies have expectations for managers. However, it is important to remember that teams have expectations for their managers too. Companies want managers to keep control, and even though that’s inevitable, the behavior can be controlled and act only when required.

Keeping an eye on people and having an eye for details are two different qualities misinterpreted by the managers and the organizations. At times, the presence and availability of managers eliminate the need for micromanagement. Reporting myth has to change from it as a right of the manager instead team members should feel comfortable and motivated to inform about the progress.


4) Enable Decision Makers 

Genuine leaders encourage and empower team members to be decision-makers. Decision power helps people shoulder responsibility and remain committed to the work. However, leaving decisions to employees and blaming them for failures is not the game. Guiding training and fine-tuning abilities that can turn an employee into an efficient decision-maker is.

The leader maintaining transparency in decision making certainly builds an environment of trust and people follow the processes because they believe in them and not as if they are compelled to do so.

Strategies for the growth of the business, and employees, not only keeps them well engaged but also defines to bring forth the purpose of their existence in the workplace. Involve employees in the company’s vision, and the mission will gain momentum.


Building Strong Teams:

Every manager’s dream is to have a strong team.

What does it take to build a strong team?

  • Provide Clarity and Equal Opportunities
  • Be Approachable and do Hand Holding
  • Identify the critical qualities of team members before
  • delegation
  • Inspire, demonstrate Integrity, Trust and Respect
  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Analyze Training Need
  • Evaluate Team Performance
  • Give Honest Feedback but remain Positive
  • Award the Contributors
  • Thank the Team

The efforts of a leader to build the team and make it stronger to perform and deliver extraordinary results are clubbed and enclosed with the pure intentions to provide equal opportunities to all team members and identifying the supreme qualities before the delegation of work and responsibilities.

Making the team accountable is not easy unless the task and role clarity is available from the leader and is approachable, open to discuss and most importantly listen and guide or coach the members.

Usually, we find feedback sessions attached either to appraisals or after the occurrence of unpleasant events. A leader is supposed to facilitate constructive and positive discussion. Specific and to-the-point feedback helps in evaluating a team member’s performance and identifying their needs. By positive feedback here, I do not mean a leader should sugarcoat anything.

You have to be encouraging enough to inspire the employee to look for the areas of development proactively. This can go a long way to forge a desire for self-improvement that the role, tasks, and the company will benefit from.

Nowadays, companies have budgets for training and employee development. Despite this, many managers tend to look at it as a sign of weakness in employees and an unnecessary expense to the company. In reality, training provides an opportunity for ideas and new methods of implementation.



IN CONCLUSION

Inspiration, Trust and Respect towards the team members invite innovation. A leader should, of course, have ideas, but those developments may require support. They may even necessitate counter-arguments to actually translate into reality. Challenges to a plan aren’t always unproductive and should be genuinely heard out during the ideation phase of project development.

Likewise, appreciation in the form of awards and valuing contributions is critical. It not only raises competition among the members. But it also encourages the individual to perform better and keep improving. A leader who can appreciate and thank the team for the support will never have to worry about the quality of the team’s performance. Each member will take responsibility for themselves and each other.

The aforementioned Leadership Methods can function appropriately in any business or sector. To nurture the teams and make them strong you as a leader need to love your job and respect people. 

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Ankit Srivastav works with a leading IT company - Enuke Software. In free he loves to cook, video games, go for a ride. He has good experience in the field of IT and the latest technologies, mobile like angular js, node js and spend his time on researching new technologies in trends like blockchain, IoT, etc.

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