If you are a leader of people, it is your responsibility to provide the structure needed to shape, plan, build, and organize your team towards a common goal.
In the absence of structure, chaos and confusion show up, causing organizational disfunction. To prevent this, avoid these 4 behaviors at all cost:
#1 Not defining a clear mission and vision statement for your team to follow: Without a well stated mission and vision, there will be nothing in place to guide your team and keep them focused on the goal ahead.
#2 Not clearly communicating and aligning on the roles and responsibilities of each member on your team: If there is no clear understanding of who does what within the team, you will see accountability, support, and respect issues arise when trying to work together on shared goals.
#3 Creating unnecessary processes that become a bottleneck towards efficiency: Adding processes to “fix” problem areas within a team instead of understanding the root cause will only lead to frustration and wasted time.
#4 Not providing real-time feedback to help redirect individuals back on course: Without the flow of constructive feedback, resentment will start to build causing distrust amongst the team, preventing the ability to execute on tasks efficiently.
A Little Bit of Structure Goes a Long Way
Put your focus on creating a clear mission and vision, providing clarity on team roles and responsibilities, eliminating unnecessary processes, and giving real-time feedback to help create the right structure empowering your team to overcome the most challenging obstacles.