Any manager who has put together a team — be it large or small, in-person or virtual — knows how difficult it is to get a group started off right. Next time you have to launch a team, try these three things to improve your chances of success:
- Foster trust. People who trust one another tend to get work done quickly. Encourage an environment where people feel free to speak their minds.
- Quickly acknowledge mistakes. No group can succeed without correcting itself along the way. Candid and timely conversations are essential.
- Be clear about expectations. The clearer the mission, the better the team performance. Everyone must know what is expected of them, in as granular a way as is practical.