Building a Championship Team #3
by Rajat Taneja, EVP & CTO at Electronic Arts thru Linked IN 3/13
enhanced by Peter@Wiz4.biz 8/13
6. Empower them.
Find out what each of your Team does best, then “empower” them to do it – at every opportunity. Always be looking for opportunities that you can delegate to them – according to their talents. That certainly doesn’t mean not to oversee or supervise their work. It does mean a healthy balance where individuals & teams can make change on the spot. Train them in your principles, process & values then give them the authority to act as they see fit. (& timely action is often the most important factor) Encourage them to try new ways to do things better – which may bring improved processes, products & reduced costs. Nothing brings out the best in a person then empowering them to dream & create.
7. Respect different Methods of Action.
Don’t try to make everyone to do it just like you. Everyone has their own unique way of inter-acting with others & working. Respect and create an environment where this natural diversity provides a competitive advantage to your Team.
8. Make the “hard call” to Change.
No one bats 1000% all the time. There will always be occasions when a role – and the individual in it – don’t match too well. Make the call early for the change, and help the person find the right position + fill the role with the right person. Prolonging this change is harmful to your Team and the Organization.
Conclusion. By creating a Team and organization of world-class talent, you’re creating a self-sustaining cycle because A-players hire & attract others like them. I want to have a team of the best players so we can win championships. You will if you follow th above principles.
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