According to a survey, about half of employees who are disappointed with their careers plan to quit their job in one year. Furthermore, more than half of them admit that they didn’t feel appreciated at work.
Unquestionably, worker turnover is a huge problem in many companies. Employees who are disappointed with their jobs and feel unappreciated are most likely just victims of poor communication. Collaboration among executives, front line supervisors, trainers and on-the-floor workers help improve efficiency as well as talent development. Employees often become more committed to their jobs and increase their productivity. Consequently, such workers are less likely to quit work because they feel appreciated.
As already mentioned, team collaboration promotes talent development among employees. Here are four ways that show how this happens:
1. Getting feedback from front-line workers
Team communication simply means that members of the team are working together and talking to each other to attain an objective or further improve output. Professional sports teams give a fantastic illustration of collaboration: The work of the coach is to create a game plan, but players are expected to give feedback to ensure that the plan will work.
Feedback doesn’t just concern productivity. When managers get feedback from employees and act upon them, the employees feel valued, and therefore, stick with the company even more. Eventually, the team becomes better in doing the job.
2. Personally answer employee questions
Some workers avoid team communication because they think their feedback is not that important and will just be pushed aside. It may even lead to negative consequences. Maybe these employees were previously employed in a company where their issues weren’t given attention.
If you are expecting to get some feedback from a worker about a certain procedure that you’re accountable for, take some time to talk directly to the person and answer his questions or remarks. His feedback doesn’t need to go through the chain of communication. Collaborate directly with the worker even if it will require more effort from you. Doing so will leave a good impression on that worker. Both the supervisor and the worker want to achieve success, and they’re making it happen through team collaboration.
3. Be generous in giving praise
Team communication, including giving praise is essential to building up talent. Nothing may encourage talent development all the more than making a worker feel his work is necessary to the company’s success.
Today’s iPad is the perfect tool for collaboration allowing you to send your feedback, remarks, and praise instantly. Even if you are a few thousand miles away, you can still send your appreciation to a worker after knowing about his success.
4. Capture training processes on video
Today’s technology has pushed video towards the forefront of effective training techniques. But video is not just for onboarding. It is also good for demonstrating how procedures are being used in a real setting.
For instance, after some café employees have viewed a video on how to create a new beverage, they created a video to exhibit how to prepare that beverage in the shop itself. That video could then be sent to the cafe supervisors and trainers for further evaluation, modifying the procedures, as needed. The talent of the café employees is being developed further through the entire process and may be built up even more because of the feedback on the video.
Does your company value team collaboration? How is it helping in talent development?
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