In the post-pandemic era with hybrid working situations, engagement with your teams is crucial. Given the day to day hectic work environment, leaders may get caught up in managing crises or running the operations and in managing these day-to-day tasks, often neglect to check in with their team. However, as the leader, you hold your teams together, to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same objectives.
What happens when leaders regularly check in with the team member, it results in several long term benefits.
Builds trust and communication:
Checking in with your team frequently promotes open communication and the development of their confidence. Your team members are more likely to feel at ease approaching you with queries or concerns if they perceive that you are involved in their progress and can help them overcome their difficulties. As a result, there is a greater sense of engagement and feeling of inclusion.
Identifying challenges and roadblocks:
With regular communication you can spot any obstacles or roadblocks that may be preventing your team members from reaching their objectives. When they share their issues, you can view the information from understanding where the gaps are. These gaps may be caused by anything from lack of clear understanding of the expected outcomes, or skills or even missing information to complete the task. You can work with your team to find answers and keep your projects on track by spotting these problems early on. By doing this, you can make sure that your tasks are finished on schedule and even when on a tight budget.
Improves team morale and motivation:
Checking in with your team frequently can also help to boost drive and team spirit. Your team members are more likely to feel inspired to accomplish their objectives when they perceive themselves as part of a supportive and collaborative work environment. Increased productivity, greater work satisfaction, and lower turnover rates can result from such environments.
Fosters professional development:
Regular team check-ins enable you to monitor the development of your projects. You can keep supporting each team member’s development, by identifying areas of challenges, giving them feedback suggesting they upgrade their skills sets or even empower them to spot potential problems that may be holding up the project pipeline.
Demonstrate Your Concern:
By checking in with your team, you demonstrate that you care about their well-being as well as the organisation’s performance. This shows your team that they are more than just workers, and that their contributions are valued. Employees who feel valued are more likely to be engaged and motivated, resulting in higher productivity and work satisfaction.
With regular communication you can build stronger teams who feel engaged and work towards shared goals. In establishing a positive and productive work environment by demonstrating that you care, you are building their confidence, and empowering them to stay accountable and committed. You can help detect problems in their initial stages of projects As a result you will encourage collaboration, foster professional growth, and job satisfaction which will help with employee retention.