In order to plan for the future of your organisation, it is vital to develop its leadership talent, to improve productivity, to grow and remain competitive in the future
There are 3 main things you can do to make great in manufacturing by developing leadership skills in your organisation:
1. Nurture your existing talent
Communicate regularly with managers and try to identify leadership talent. But keep in mind that leadership can also be taught.
While managers are good at setting goals, planning and monitoring, leaders also provide additional essential value to the organisation as they also focus on:
• Strategic thinking
• Opening doors
• Removing blocks
• Inspiring others
• Building alliances
You can develop leadership skills in your organisation in various ways, by mentoring or coaching, on the job or in group activities, or through leadership training.
2. Reward and recognise your talent
Rewarding people for being good leaders not only encourages them but also others, who see them as role models and inspiration to develop their own skills.
There are several ways in which you can reward and recognise the leaders in your organisation, including:
• One on one feedback
• At team meetings
• Appraisal process
• Promotion or pay rise
Reward and recognition events are especially effective in increasing performance of not just those recognised for their leadership skills but all those who attend.
3. Invest in your people and they will invest back in you
Investing in people is the same as investing in your business.
A business that makes an effort to invest in developing its leaders is a business that prepares for the present as well as the future.
Your organisation will benefit from:
• Better communication
• Efficient team briefings
• Professional presentations
• Dealing with difficult situations
• Handling discipline and grievance
• Effective project management
• Managing change well
Investing in management training to develop your leaders will also contribute to retention. People are far less likely to leave a workplace that invests in them, believes in them and takes an active part in their professional progress and personal development
Our Slideshare below provides advice for recognising, rewarding, investing in, and inspiring your team leaders.
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