“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” — Joe Paterno
Is poor team performance your biggest nightmare that is haunting you? If your answer is yes, then do not worry because you are not alone. Most managers feel the same when their team starts to underperform. If you want your performance graph to show an upward trend, then you will have to identify the main causes of poor team performance and take measures to avoid them. That is what we will help you with in this article.
1. Ineffective Leadership
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu
According to a survey, 70% employees quit their jobs because of their bosses. There could be many reasons for your team poor performance and one of them is bad leader. Team members needs a clear direction, a mission and vision to follow but when they do not get all this, their performance starts to decline. Their motivation level dwindles and that reflects on your overall team performance.
If you want your team to perform well, then you must appoint a visionary leader that leads from the front. A good leader always inspire and guide a team to success by identifying and fixing problems leading to poor team performance. Give ideas that will help top management to take the right decision and inform them about your concerns.
2. Poor Team Selection
Even a visionary leader cannot do anything if he does not have the right team. In order to boost team performance, you need a combination of effective leadership and skilled team to overcome the challenges. Wrong team selection is another reason why your team performance is not up to the mark. That is where the role of human resource manager comes into play.
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