How Leaders Can Demonstrate A True Interest In Their Team Members
The pandemic disrupted the way that we work. With more teams working remotely, it is more important than ever that leaders engage their team members at different levels in order to build trust and demonstrate a level of care during these unprecedented times. Dan Rockwell approaches this topic in a blog post and provides insights for leaders to build relationships with members of their team.
Different questions can help you build and strengthen your rapport with your team. Rockwell advises that those questions focus on four key areas:
- Questions about people. Ask your team members what they like to do outside of work, how they got into their current field of work, or what they enjoy doing for fun.
- Questions about challenges. Asking your team members what keeps them up at night, and what small steps in the right direction they can take today.
- Questions about success. Asking your team members what they see working, what is leading to progress and where they are seeing progress.
- Questions about the future. Asking your team what can be done to make future weeks more successful and how the manager can assist.
As we continue to work remotely, and more companies adopt a hybrid environment, it is important for leaders to create connections with their team.