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How to Get Your Team to Work Harder

01 July 2015

There have been a number of times where my clients have come to me saying, “Why aren’t my team members doing what I tell them to do?”

In the end, how to get your team to work harder is to give them the right kind of clarity and guidance so that they can produce the outcome you are expecting.

In this video, I explain why team members usually do not get their work done, and a simple practice that could dramatically improve their execution of tasks.

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In the end, it all comes down to ensuring you have some decent team management strategies in place, that you are holding the right kind of team meetings at the right frequency, that you are earning your colleagues’ trust and that you are making sure you are in the mindset of managing activities, not people.

Prefer to read rather than watch and listen? No problem – here’s everything I said in the video as text:

What I want to talk about today is why don’t team members do what you’ve asked them to do.

3 reasons why team members do not get their work done

Now there are 3 main reasons why somebody does not do the things that you want them to do: The first being that they don’t see the value in the thing that they have to do. The second is they don’t understand what they have to do. And the third being that there’s too much to do.

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One one of the ways that you can take care of this – simple thing – that when you’re having a briefing to your team member please make it very clear that what’s required and what’s optional.

Now there’s something that is non-negotiable and you want them to do then, towards the end of the discussion a simple practice to have is to actually ask them recap what they have understood so that you and the other person could be on the same page and please also ask the question that they have everything that they need to execute the task that you’ve asked them to do and finally they are comfortable with the timeline that you have given them.

If you have this simple practice every time you ‘re having a team briefing or a team member briefing I’m quite certain that you’ll see the improvement in the execution of the tasks by your team members. [/hide-this-part]

What kind of problems have you had with your team? Let us know in the comments below and we will see if we can help.

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