Trust your team and get out of the way

By Antoni

Autumn is a time to set goals for the next year. If you set a proper goal you will increase performance by 15-30%. That’s a lot.

Make sure you don’t confuse the team with strategies, dreams och just wishful thinking, and calling it goals. In my goal-keynote, I explain why SMART goals are stupid, at least if you want to peak perform. Make your goals HAPPY (Hard, Attractive, Precise, Punctual, and Yours) instead and you will see performance rise.

You got this!

Team Antoni Explains

In any organization, success depends on the effectiveness of its team. As a leader, it’s essential to recognize the importance of trusting your team and providing them with the space they need to succeed. Micromanaging can hurt team morale and productivity while trusting your team can lead to increased engagement, boosted morale, and encourage creativity and innovation.

Benefits of Trusting Your Team

Trusting your team can result in many positive outcomes for the team and the organization. When team members feel their leader trusts them, they are more likely to be engaged and invested in their work. They are also more likely to feel a sense of ownership and responsibility, leading to higher productivity and quality output. Additionally, trusting your team can encourage creativity and innovation by allowing team members to experiment with new ideas and approaches.

Signs of Micromanaging

Micromanaging can harm team morale and productivity. Micromanagers tend to over-control the work of their team members, failing to delegate tasks or make decisions that should be left to the team. Common signs of micromanaging include:

  • Constant checking on team members.
  • Not delegating tasks.
  • Making all the decisions.
  • Failing to communicate expectations.
  • Not providing feedback.

Strategies to Trust Your Team

Trusting your team requires delegation, communication, and empowerment. It’s important to delegate tasks and responsibilities to your team members, allowing them to take ownership of their work. Clear communication of expectations and regular feedback is also essential in building trust. Encouraging open communication and empowering team members to make decisions can also build trust and increase engagement.

Overcoming Obstacles to Trusting Your Team

Trusting your team can be challenging, particularly for those who struggle with fear of failure, lack of control, perfectionism, or need recognition. Recognizing these obstacles is the first step in overcoming them. Providing a safe and supportive environment for team members to experiment and make mistakes can help overcome a fear of failure. Building trust through delegation and open communication can address concerns about a lack of control. Recognizing that perfection is unattainable and that failure is a natural part of the learning process can help overcome perfectionism. Providing regular feedback and recognition can help address the need for recognition.

Conclusion Trust your team and get out of the way

Trusting your team is essential to the success of any organization. Leaders can build trust and encourage engagement and productivity by delegating tasks and responsibilities, communicating expectations, providing feedback, encouraging open communication, and empowering team members. Overcoming obstacles such as a fear of failure, a lack of control, perfectionism, or a need for recognition requires awareness and a willingness to create a supportive environment for team members. As a leader, trusting your team and getting out of the way can lead to improved outcomes for the team and the organization.

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