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10 ways to build stronger, more successful teams. Be a better manager.

10 ways to build stronger, more successful teams World's best leadership practices to: - Happy & engaged teams - Increased productivity - Stronger company culture At we have a single goal: to give leaders and managers online and mobile tools to manage their teams better. Here are 10 things we have learned from startups to Fortune 500 companies that give positive results. You can implement each as a process in your company already today. It will be worth it. Weekdone will help. #1. Give more praise and recognition The one thing employees say they want at work: more feedback, praise and recognition from their manager. Find time for your people to tell some positive words - it's crucial. Use modern online and mobile tools to give quick praise to your team weekly. 79% 81% 76% 58% of those who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as the main reason of employees seldom or never receive public praise seldom or never receive written thanks from their managers rarely or never receive praise from their manager JUST ONE PIECE OF PRAISE GIVEN TO A TEAM DAILY CAN INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY BY 30% #2. Set clear objectives and goals Results are only as strong as the objectives you set. Use proven methodology like OKR - Objectives and Key Results. Google, LinkedIn and many others swear by it. 90%o000 90% of time employees don't know their clear objectives at work "MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVE WORKS - IF YOU KNOW THE OBJECTIVES. NINETY PERCENT OF THE TIME YOU DON'T." - PETER DRUCKER # 3. Study the future - not just the past No plan Knowing progress is good, but it can be too late. It's not Plan No plan %24 actionable. Plan Rather know people's plans. Seek input from employees on their next steps regularly. PPP - Plans, Progress, Problems - is a good weekly team update format used in eBay and Skype. 12% 67% companies more profitable of startups with no written with strategic plans plan failed "MEASURE NINE TIMES, CUT ONCE." - ESTONIAN PROVERB # 4. Seek input and ideas 64% leaders make decisions without seeking input 47% employers regularly seek input from employees 37% employers make changes based on the feedback Your people have amazing ideas and insights. Ask input actively and regularly. #5. Give continuous feedback #6. Measure satisfaction Employees want feedback weekly - not bi-annually. You can drive only what you measure. Not engaged Highly engaged Engaged Disengaged Not engaged 43% + 18% 52% + 18% 61% 70% employees receive feedback at least once per week possibility of improvement ONLY 22% OF U.S. EMPLOYEES CLAIMED TO BE ENGAGED AND THRIVING #7. Save time from meetings Status update meetings can be replaced by online real-time tools. 39%7 67% FAIL People spend on average 5.6 hours each week in say they have dozed during meetings. of meetings are considered to be failures meetings. by executives. # 8. Ask about emotions and attitudes Sample questions to ask: Just as important as knowing about tasks, plans and progress is knowing how employees think and feel. What's one thing we should improve in our team next week? Whom of your team mates would you praise for last week and why? What do they say at the watercooler? If there's one thing you would change at work, what would it be? Often you'll be surprised at what you'll learn. Did something at work make you happy or sad this week? #9. Don't be too negative #10. Communicate openly Learn to share weekly what you are thinking and doing. Expect the same from everyone in your team. Don't be the boss who's remembered as grumpy cat. Always give much more positive feedback than negative. 18 = 10 O 29% Negativity bias = humans have a much greater recall of unpleasant memories compared with positive ones. rise in company market value can be achieved by improvement of internal communication effectiveness - be a better manager Weekdone is a simple tool for leaders and managers to know and understand their teams better. It's a weekly employee progress report for managers and internal communication platform for teams. Use Weekdone to always know what your co-workers' think and do. ts LEARN MORE AT WEEKDÖNÉ.COM

10 ways to build stronger, more successful teams. Be a better manager.

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How to be a better manager, a top leader for your team? See the practical steps in the new Weekdone ( infographic below. Leadership and management are a mix of art and science. ...




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