In the current situation of 100% remote working and social distancing imposed by the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis, it’s more important than ever to create a sense of engagement and ownership in your team. But these key principles are timeless and should be in every leader’s toolbox at every stage of the economic cycle.
William is a client of mine and an impressive executive in the telecoms sector, with a track record of developing and launching new business. When I spoke to him he was frustrated and rather resigned regarding his team.
“My new hires are great,” he told me. “But I’ve a lot of staff that I inherited, and they’re just not motivated.”
Perhaps you can relate.
As a high performer, it’s easy to look at your team and wonder how to instil in them the same drive, focus and sense of ownership that you yourself have. And you might jump quickly to the conclusion: “they’re just not committed/motivated.”
The impact of team engagement and sense of ownership
Imagine the difference it would make if everyone in your team was engaged, felt accountable for their objectives, and had a genuine sense of ownership regarding the mission of the team.
It’d be a game-changer, right?