Things to avoid to improve autonomy

Autonomy is a tough subject. And once you and your team get better at it, the work doesn’t stop. There will always be unexpected or stressful situations that occur, which can push leaders to focus on more controlling measures. Be mindful of these common pitfalls that managers may encounter during times of stress: Pushing your…

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How to promote autonomy for teams

Defining clear roles and responsibilities is just the first step in building an autonomous team. There are many other ways you can promote the idea of autonomy to your employees. The first thing you’ll want to do is properly prepare them to be autonomous. This starts with ensuring the team is aligned with its team…

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Finding the right balance between micromanagement and too much autonomy

If you’re too deep in the weeds and making every decision for your team, you’re most likely not giving your people enough autonomy. At the same time, if you’re too hands-off and allow them total control, this can be problematic as well. You shouldn’t be defining every choice for team members, but there will also…

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The benefits of autonomous teams

An autonomous team is a team that’s empowered to make decisions in an organization. It often acts in transparent ways and finds innovative solutions to tough problems that align with the needs of the business. Just that alone sounds pretty great, right? There’s obviously more to it than that, but there are many reasons why…

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Understanding Leadership Behaviors

Every leader has their own natural strengths. As a leader with a unique behavioral profile, you likely have strengths that play to your business objectives—as well as caution areas that can hinder your goals. You can visualize those strengths and gaps by way of a PI framework known as “Work Styles.” The Work Styles framework…

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Understanding Contrasting Leadership Styles

As you’ve seen before, every leader has their own natural strengths.  However, you don’t work in a vacuum. Other members of your team have their own strengths and caution areas that affect business outcomes. Relationship dynamics are pivotal to team effectiveness. Let’s explore working with people whose strengths are opposite to yours. You + those…

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Understanding Team Types

The PI Behavioral Assessment provides a deep look into an individual’s workplace behavior, including their natural drives and needs. Consider that the majority of work is done as a team, however, and it’s important to understand how individual work styles manifest as a collective team identity. The larger the group, the more complex that identity…

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