Team Leaders Role
When working in teams, each individual will have a particular role. This blog looks at the Role of the Team Leader.
The primary role is to manage and develop individual performance. This means:
- Understanding the Performance Management process and the value it provides.
- Managing Performance in the broader context of the climate we create as team leaders of our human resources, using the most effective leadership styles.
- Committing to conducting regular, meaningful and motivating performance discussions with all members of the team to:
- Develop clear Performance Agreement & Development Plans (PADPs)
- Review performance, and
- Provide day to day specific and effective feedback
- Adopting a coaching style to provide clarity of purpose and expectations for all members of the team.
- Using practical tools to support the performance management process.
All team leaders are responsible for ensuring their team members are clear on business strategy; team objectives and deliverables; individual roles and responsibilities; and expectations and standards relating to levels of performance.
Specifically, these accountabilities include:
- Improving clarity of what is expected by ensuring, goals, policies, procedures and lines of authority are clearly articulated and understood.
- Holding people accountable for results
- Keeping them informed of business results and plans
- Career development and coaching
- Ensuring a current PADP is in place for each team member
- Providing recognition and specific regular performance feedback throughout the year
- Completing a formal mid-year feedback review discussion
- Completing a year-end feedback review discussion
- Recommending a rating for each team member
- Ensuring each team member has their confirmed rating communicated
This is a topic which is covered in the Pivot Institute’s Fundamentals of Management program. For further information please contact Keva on (08) 9221 1803.
Copyright of the Pivot Institute 2015.