What Makes A Good Team? Roles that Fit
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
Our last blog focused on the first of three main steps to creating a team: hiring the right people. This blog will focus on the second step – ensuring those individuals are in the right roles. In a perfect world, hiring for a position is a “once and done” thing. Unfortunately, the world is not so perfect. Does that perfect hire suddenly struggle with the day-to-day but light up when provided a different task? More importantly, are you noticing?
Advice and perspective from our team’s real-world experience and education:
- Check your onboarding process – it is the starting point to building employee engagement. Onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee into the workplace – helping them understand how to be successful in their day-to-day job and how their work contributes to the overall business. Onboarding includes orientation to the company, department, and job responsibilities. Read our Fix Your Onboarding Process blog for more details.
- Support continued growth by encouraging open communication. Open communication sets the stage for the fearless exploration of possibilities. Employees who are unhappy (and less productive) in a current job role may easily be transitioned into another – unless they are afraid to ask. Leaders should also actively seek input from their employees.
- Every person in your organization impacts employee engagement – in the quality of relationships they build, their approach to teamwork, and general attitudes they bring to the workplace.
People accept jobs for various reasons, from the objective (location, hours, salary) to the emotional (fulfillment). Ensuring they are in a role in which they are happy results in better performance and success, both for them and for the organization.
How can we help?
If you or your team need help to identify obstacles and challenges in your workplace situation, contact Theresa, or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a 30-minute Complimentary Conversation. Reaching a goal is a journey, and Success Trek is here to work alongside you.