One of the key aspects that allow companies to achieve better results is effective people management. Although this responsibility is often attributed to the Human Resources department, managers and team leaders should recognize their active role on the employee’s performance, achieved results, motivation and development.
As an organization that seeks to develop leadership in its participants, AIESEC has developed Team Standards, a model for leaders to efficiently manage teams inside the organization. Check out our model below!
The first step of a team is building its identity. On this stage, the members get to know themselves, start bonding and understand the basic structure and activities of the area/ department.
Also, expectations are set as well as strategies and planning of the results.
On this moment, the leader has an active role in understanding his/hers members, by getting together individually with each one of them and setting personal development goals. This way, the team experience will add in results for the company and for the personal development of the individuals
Now that the team members already know each other, their responsibilities and goals, it is time to perform. It is important to establish a regular routine, by having periodical team meetings, one to one meetings and activities of the team in general in moments known as “off work” (team bonding, activities, appreciations and acknowledgements of the member’s work..)
Once the project is reaching it’s end, it is important to elaborate a report, mentioning key results, what was achieved and what was not. It is a way to make sure information won’t’ be lost and can be passed for other areas or teams.
Also, having moments of debriefing, evaluating key learnings, next steps and the team experience as a whole.
By going through these steps, company leaders are able to understand better it’s employees and make sure talented people continue in the organization, contributing to its sustainability and long term results.
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