What to do When Your Team Isn’t Performing
It’s tough to be a leader when your team isn’t performing. You may feel like you’ve tried everything to get them back on track, but nothing seems to be working. There are an infinite number of factors that may be affecting team performance. Understanding your team is often key to understanding the issue and how to overcome the challenges they face.
Filling Competency Gaps
Competency gaps can have a negative impact on organisational performance, as they can lead to a lack of skilled employees who are able to meet the demands of the organisation. Talent development can help to identify and fill competency gaps, by providing employees with the opportunity to enhance their skills and abilities. By offering development and training opportunities, businesses can ensure that they have the right mix of skills and abilities to meet their organisational needs.
Succession planning is a key part of talent management, as it ensures that there is a pool of skilled and qualified employees who are able to take on leadership roles in the event of turnover or retirement. When leadership development programs are provided to individuals at all levels, not only does performance increase in the short term, it sets both them and the business up for future success.
Employee retention is a challenge for many organisations, as it can be difficult to keep talented employees from leaving. Talent management can help to improve employee retention by providing opportunities for growth and development. Leading teams training increases engagement within senior leadership teams as well as their own direct reports. When executives and other senior leaders involve their teams to implement positive change, employees become more engaged with the work, experience higher job satisfaction, and are less likely to seek external opportunities.
Talent management is about more than just hiring and firing employees. It is also about providing employees with the opportunity to grow and develop their skills, and supporting them in their career journey. By investing in talent management, organisations can create a pipeline of leaders and managers, and can also improve employee engagement and retention.
About the Author: The Leadership Sphere
The Leadership Sphere helps small and medium businesses and larger organisations in Australia, in creating value through leadership. The Leadership Sphere provides a humanistic approach to the way it delivers leadership, performance and coaching services. We work with leaders and senior teams who need to gain increased clarity, build capability and ensure contribution at every level in the organisation, and enable a safe, inclusive and high trust organisation.