Leaders are amazing. They motivate people to achieve their goal, they manage the allocation and they build stronger and successful teams which in turn leads to a cohesive work environment. To begin with, they regularly remind the team members of the purpose of their work. Leaders show ethics and they know how to develop a powerful and inspiring vision of the future.
A good leader will help the team member in the following ways:
Help set realistic goals
Goal setting plays a central role in achieving productivity at work. Good leaders and managers set goals for their teams and create an accountability structure to manage and measure results. It is imperative to set goals that align organizational goals and individual career growth goals. You can also read here how to set SMART goals for the teams. Goal can be set at an individual level or they can be set up for the whole corporate. We found a very interesting corporate goal set up by one of our clients – to reduce plastic usage in office environment. Such corporate initiatives definitely create an improved work environment.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,” said John Quincy Adams. A true leader should positively influence people. When employees or co-workers lose their ambitions and passions, a true leader can energize and motivate them.
Develop other people
A business leader can never stop learning, growing or evolving, not just to improve the business bottom line, but in order to be a better leader for the teams. Opportunities for growth and development are a key driver of employee engagement as well as organizational success. Employees who grow and develop their skills are more likely to stay with a company and recommend the company to others. This helps the overall company build the talent and teams needed to be successful.
Enhance employee productivity
Work and life have meaning when we feel what we are doing creates worth and is in alignment with what we value. Everyone values the acknowledgment of good work done. Regular feedback and encouragement from the leaders and the peers create a conducive environment to work better and exceed the set standards. It has been found that on average for every feedback given, the productivity grows by 43%.
Know their employees
Take time to listen and learn about your employees’ interests. This helps build relationships between employees and managers and can have an postivie impact on employee motivation and engagement.
Leaders challenge employees with new ventures, a guide to living and discussion sharing their ultimate personal and professional goals. A leader helps them plan the career to reach that dream and it is possible to have a successful professional career and a fulfilling personal life.