Many companies have the abilities and resources to find high-quality talent to add to their team. Spending on recruitment, offering good salaries and headhunting can help companies find good talent. But what most companies struggle to do is to keep that talent. This often comes down to a lack of leadership. If you are leading a high-performance team correctly, your team will want to stay as they will be fulfilled and happy. So how do you lead a high-performance team?
While salaries and benefits may attract the right people, they will certainly not keep them. To keep team members, they need to feel valued and challenged. Here are 5 things you need to do to keep a high performing team.
Focus on Strengths
Understand where your team’s strengths lie and help them to improve on their strengths. Give them the room and ability to learn and study further to improve themselves and their skills. High performing individuals often feel more engaged when they are learning and allowing them to focus on and improve their strengths will make them happy and fulfilled.
Regular Feedback Sessions
Growth is an important aspect of many peoples lives. A great way to show growth is to have regular feedback sessions. Rather than keeping your sessions to once a year, by doing it after every project, you can keep your team engaged, learning and growing thanks to the regular feedback.
Challenge Your Team
If your team is not challenged, they will likely be bored. A bored team is less productive, less creative and essentially more costly! Keep your team challenged with work and with fun events like hackathons and company competitions. This can bring out the creativity in your team!
Make the Meaning Clear
We can often tend to look at the numbers and/ or the results of a project. While this is valid, you also need to focus on the meaning and purpose behind each project. Focusing on the meaning and purpose can help your team to relate to this purpose giving them a greater sense of drive.
Show Your Appreciation
This is something we all mean to do but often forget to do. Showing appreciation for your team is incredibly valuable! It makes your team feel more like a team and less like employees. Socials, retreats and outings are all great ways to show your team that you appreciate them!
Having a high-performing team is one of the best ways to grow your company. However, to keep this high performing team, you need to lead them! Leading your team through challenges, appreciation and purpose is the best way to keep your team happy.