Three Basic Principles for Leaders and their Teams
Creating a productive, awesome team is a lot like any other relationship. There are times when everything seems to just be clicking organically, and it’s easy! However, there are other times that you have to put in a little extra effort.
Unless your title is Data Scientist, terms like “big data” and “artificial intelligence” seem like big scary beasts that live in a haunted woods that you should avoid like the plague. Truth be told - neither are very scary, once you get past the initial intimidation factor.
It’s time to stop making excuses for your poor retention numbers.
What’s the first thing you think of when tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber are mentioned? High salaries and happy employees? Amazing perks like extended parental leave policies, free meals and onsite chefs, free yoga/CrossFit/acupuncture/? Office jungle gyms with INDOOR SLIDES? Let’s face it. These tech giants are too cool for school.
Many managers suck at their jobs. We just kind of accept it, because honestly, it’s usually not their fault. Most managers aren’t trained to be managers. Many who find themselves in management positions end up there because they excelled at some other role. It makes sense that as new opportunities arise, they find themselves working their way up the ladder.
Celebrating a work anniversary is one of the easiest ways to show appreciation to your team members. With retention numbers on the top of everyone’s mind these days, it’s especially important to recognize and those who’ve stuck by your side for the long haul.