How Do I Get the Best Out of My People?
Understanding the natural strengths and preferences of your team can help you improve communication, teamwork and productivity. The best teams are made up of people who are self-aware and who take personal responsibility. They are happy to be accountable and will focus on tasks and behaviours where they can add value.
“You can’t change what you’re not aware of” - is one of our favourite mottos at Zentano.
It’s an important motto to remember when working to get the best out of your people. The starting point for anyone to be the best they can be is self-awareness. Helping your people become more self-aware is a gift that will repay you in many ways if you nurture it. You will notice it on your bottom line (profitability) and in other key measures; productivity, engagement, well-being and customer satisfaction ratings.
Improved levels of self-awareness will enhance knowledge, develop skills, embed good habits and most importantly create proactive, flexible mindsets. The latter being central to maximising a person’s performance.
In practical terms, for your people to produce the best results they must align with your company vision and values. They must have clarity of what is expected of them and receive regular, actionable feedback. This makes them feel valued which in turn increases their motivation, enhances their personal satisfaction and helps them be more engaged and productive.
Having regular, quality conversations with your people will help to maximise their potential. A manager as coach style will create accountable, empowered, self-sufficient team members. This feeling of being valued will result in high levels of morale and retention of your most talented people.
Zentano offers a variety of solutions that can help you get the best out of your people. Profiling tools are a great start to open up a conversation with a person about their strengths and preferences. Used well, they can be very effective in creating insight and self-awareness. This conversation can be a catalyst for positive change.
Profiling is only a start. There is a difference between having the knowledge to change and the ability to put that into action. Nurturing a culture of consistent improvement and a focus on self-development is essential. Our experienced, skilled and highly qualified coaches can unlock potential and build confidence. We are also able to offer manager as coach training.
If you would like to explore how to get the best out of your team, we offer a complementary one-hour meeting to help you assess what is likely to work best for your business and your people.