6 Steps in Putting a Work Team Together

by Evil HR Lady on January 14, 2016

Many times when you’re hired or promoted into a leadership role, the team is already there. You have to adapt your ideas and plans to fit the knowledge, skills and abilities of the existing team.

But, sometimes, you get to create your own team. This can happen on special projects when you’re pulling people from different departments, or when you are creating a new department.

If you’re in the situation where you get to create a team from scratch (or have the opportunity to add headcount to an existing group), here’s how to make the best team possible.

To keep reading, click here: 6 Steps in Putting a Work Team Together

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adfabke February 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

And she writes the best reminder notes ever. Remember to support your Carnival! Submit your best posts and read it regularly and you’ll be a better HR professional. Where such information?


Nick Yushkov February 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Really great blog post. Most of all I liked the steps “Be honest in your hiring” and “Identify the skills needed.” I’d also add to this great list also Google’s Research dedicated to this topic. To dig deeper, Google examined the comments employees made about the highest-scoring managers, and interviewed leaders who received the best ratings to find out what sets them apart.

Here’s what Google’s greatest managers do to put a work team together
Coach Employees
Encourage and Empower Teams (vs. Micromanaging)
Show People they Care about their Success
Lead by Example by Being Productive and Goal-Oriented
Communicate Openly and Effectively
Provide Opportunities for Growth & Development
Communicate the Team Strategy/Vision with Clarity
Use Technical Skills when Guiding the Team


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