Managing performance is a skill every leader should have, it is the key towards achieving goals and bringing success to any business. Boosted productivity levels of your team can be directly related to the efforts you put in to performance management. Here are the top 5 tips that can help you:
1. Set Clear Goals and Standards:
Ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the goals and objectives and make them clear to your team. Key tasks and critical functions must be highlighted and effectively communicated. It’s a mission for nothing to expect people to perform up to a desirable standard if they have no idea about what the standard really is.
2.Focus On The Positive:
Turning your focus towards positive while ignoring the negative is an important yet tricky tip. Obviously some mistakes and weaknesses cannot be ignored. It is your responsibility to draw a clear distinction between the mistakes that are “tolerable” vs. “critical”. As long as there is something in the tolerable range, try to brush over it through positive reinforcement. Mistakes can be made as long as we learn from them.
3.Identify the Strengths and Passions:
Instead of forcing people to do what you want them to do, try to figure out their natural areas of talents. The best way to discover the strengths and passions of your team is to ask them. Give them the authority to speak out about the job type they enjoy the most. By assigning them the tasks of their own choice, you are providing them the opportunity to contribute meaningfully towards business success.
4.Be Supportive :
Treat your team as individuals and be supportive enough to help them recognize their capabilities. This can be done through different activities like coaching, training and mentoring. Once they are able to understand their potential, you are going to get the best performance out of each and every individual.
5.Emphasize on Teamwork:
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller
When there is strong partnership, teamwork and collaboration; great things can be achieved. It is vital to understand the power of combined efforts in managing performance. By pairing up you team with similar interests and building teams that can work effectively; higher performance can, and will, be achieved.