Companies strive to create an environment where people want to be at work – where the employees believe in the mission, product or service of the company. At the beginning of each day, management wants to hear their employees say they believe in the direction this team is going and are on the same page and path to get there. A staff base that is quick to comprehend, innovative and resourceful is key to a company’s success in a fast-paced, consumer-driven market.
In order to foster the environment that drives success, the management team needs to be just as nimble and innovative as their market. While the benefits of a nimble management team are virtually limitless, 3 key components stand tall on the list.
- Project Predictability
In order for a company to get to where they are going, everyone needs to recognize their role. When you have a team that knows the part they need to play, when they need to integrate into each other’s work streams and what factors may affect the project, even complex projects can be completed with relative ease. In order to provide that clarity, management not only needs to clearly layout the project plan, but also highlight dependencies and any factors that might change the path or timelines of the project. With that level of insight into a project, if a change in direction or timing occurs the project team is better able to adjust and the project will likely be more successful.
- Higher Team Morale
Arguably, the largest benefits of a nimble management team are trust & respect. Respect for the management team and trust that they will champion your work and openly discuss decisions leads to higher team morale. Through this open line of communication ideas turn into reality and decisions into action faster and with little to no resistance.
- Reduced Risk
The ability of a management team to quickly identify issues and implement change when needed greatly affects the success of the project or company. An agile team is able to bounce back quickly by determining a solution in a timely manner, however, the management needs to understand the issue and empower the team to find and implement the solution. With everyone on board with the solution, the issue or error can be fixed and the project can move forward with ease.