“Ready to connect…. ready to connect… ready to connect…”
So went the voice prompt from the Wi-Fi home surveillance cameras that Kim was adjusting before a trip.
That same message also could serve as a good reminder to leaders: your team is ready (and eager!) to connect with you.
When people feel a connection with their supervisor, they work harder, they work smarter and more creative energy is released. Lack of connection can throttle creative energies and put a drag on the business.
But connection is not just about getting to know the people on a personal basis. That’s really important, but does not automatically translate into better performance as a team.
Make meaningful connection by also getting to know:
- what people are really good at and enjoy doing as it relates to work
- their plans for the future
- candid insights on what is working and what could be improved in the business
- areas where they or the team need help to be even better at what they do
Your team is ready to connect. Make your move.