Explain in details of how would you develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team.
In order to increase the participation of their team members, managers need to focus on developing new strategies of working with people. They need to create structural flexibility which will enable employees to be more productive and participate within the team. In order to solve problems, to respond effectively to change, and, more importantly to pre-empt change, managers, need employee commitment to both short and long-term organizational objectives. Managers must, therefore, be prepared to invest in their personnel, and, to take some risks at both the personal and organizational levels. Team systems increase flexibility; open channels for improvement and, when properly used, managed and supported can lead to higher functioning of the team. Employees can be a great sources of ideas but, to take advantage of their knowledge and Skills, you must first get them to participate. People have different levels of desire and willingness to be participative. Some of the strategies I would use are;
Brainstorming to involve all team members.
Tiered communication, such as, Team meetings, email, Teleconferences and One on One meetings. •
Conflict resolution within the team.
Appropriate training for team members.
Reward based incentives such as a greater role within the team. •
Exercises to ensure all team members are participating.
Open communication within the team showing members that their input is valued. •
Problem solving within the team to work through any issues. •
Mentoring, taking time to interact with team members and guide them in the right direction while also accepting their input.
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