Teams play an important role in picking up on ideas, driving them forward, and ultimately seeing them through to implementation. However, it is the role of leaders to encourage this process and foster an environment where team members develop, troubleshoot, and progress others’ ideas.
Leaders can do this by setting the tone and modelling behaviours such as listening to ideas and helping to drive them forward. Rather than creating an environment of competition, managers can encourage teamwork by rewarding collaboration between team members and through accountability structures.
Ultimately, this means empowering their team to build collective power outside of their own control, which some leaders may find confronting. However, they’ll also enjoy a range of benefits, from boosting morale to being able to take advantage of ideas that will improve the team environment and help the organisation reach its goals.
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