As a small business owner, it's your number one job to help your team do more. And there are three key things you can do to help your team thrive:

  1. Be clear and upfront about your expectations. Lack of clear and consistent communication is one of the primary barriers to productivity. When people don't have the information they need from the outset, they spend time searching for solutions to problems that might not even exist.
  2. Only commit your team to projects they can handle. It's tempting to want to assign your team members to numerous initiatives when you believe they are the most capable project lead. But it may be wise to avoid overwhelming them, since productivity should always be balanced against deliverable quality.
  3. Outsource some of their responsibilities. Partner with freelancers, consultants, and agencies to outsource some of your team's responsibilities. This frees up more of your staff's time to focus on higher-priority projects, and it allows them to develop their skills as project managers when they oversee your new outsourced team.
Published on: Dec 21, 2018