5 Ways To Create a Workplace With More Engaged Employees

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Regardless of position leaders managers continue making the same mistakes when it comes to developing an effective team.

Like minded people create like minded  results. See Nokia Effect.

Add diverse people in race, ethnicity, challenging opinions single, divorced etc. You want  to avoid the  common results of teams which is groupthink.

Forgetting That Your Team Is Made Up of People

It’s easy to get caught up in the “million things to do” and “I’m so busy” trap. Everyone is too busy these days. But when you’re leading a team, taking the time to check in with them is critically important. After all, they’re the people who get things done in your company.

Fix Suggestion: Consider setting up individual, once-a-week check-ins with each of your employees or, if your company is too big for that, with each of your direct reports. You may think you don’t have time for this, but trust me on this one, you probably do—and it will likely pay off big time for your company.

Source: The 5 Worst Leadership Mistakes (and How to Fix Them) | OPEN Forum


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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