How to facilitate self-managing teams

How to facilitate self-managing teams

Now that people increasingly work remotely, self-management in the workplace is more important than ever. Employees operate from their home offices these days, which means they have to make independent decisions. They can only do that if you provide them with just the right amount of information — not an overload of data, but spot-on, actionable, real-time facts. On top of that, they need context. Only then, they’ll be able to make sense of the data you share with them.

A lot, you say? Not necessarily. Visual Management can greatly facilitate self-managing teams.

Autonomous, happy, committed employees

You know that manager who comes storming in to scold employees for all the things they haven’t done? That’s what you shouldn’t do. Nine out of ten times, employees will tell you they didn’t have the right information at the right time. And they will be right.

Team meetings should never be about a lack of information. That’s a waste of time, as you’ll spend the first 15-20 minutes sharing the data employees need. If the required data is available beforehand, you can cut to the chase and discuss how to solve issues using the information at hand. You will take things up a notch fast. Before long, employees will excel at self-management — not only at the individual level but also at the team level. After all, no one will be bickering about being in the dark. Well-informed employees are likely to work in a coordinated way and become a close-knit, like-minded team. If implemented correctly, a solid information sharing strategy can create a more inclusive workplace where people are autonomous, happy, and committed.

The result: your organization as a whole will thrive and grow. Because happy employees lead to happy customers!

Ready to create self-managing teams?

With Texas Digital’s Visual Management solution, you can always provide employees with actionable operational information, regardless of their location. Want to help them make information- and context-based decisions no matter where they are? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to perform a Quick Scan and discuss your Visual Management opportunities.

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