It is important for team members to know their roles and responsibilities
Your project team is the backbone of your project’s success, an effective and well managed team will lead to success, where a badly managed team can break your project before it is even off the ground. The best way to get your team working together is to understand the different personalities you may encounter and what roles they are best suited for.
Psychologists like, Carl Jung, have spent years analyzing people to discern what make individuals tick, you can use their discoveries to manage your team and run an effective project if you know how to assign tasks to certain personality types. You will need to understand the various personalities identified by the Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator (insert an infographic explaining the personality types).
Once you understand whether your team members are extroverted or introverted, you can decide whether they should be client facing or supporting staff. It is important to make sure that the correct people are matched up to the correct requirements (insert graphic which compares client facing roles to support roles)
Once you have assigned roles to individuals it is essential that you communicate the roles responsibilities. Individuals need to understand how their functional areas affect; the project scope, the project’s progress milestones and how their progress and inputs will be used to success. Be sure to indicate which important project milestones require their direct responsibility or whether they will be required to work in a team. For team work try to group complementary personality types together to avoid conflict (insert graphic outlining strategies for conflict management at work)
Always give team members timeous feedback so that they can correct behavior or work before it has a negative impact on the project’s milestones. Watch the video How to give feedback - how to offer constructive feedback and positive reinforcement for a more effective team) provided on the online learning platform.
- So that they know how to contribute towards the project's success.
- So that they can track the progress of other team members.
- So that they can assume the role of introvert or extrovert.
- So that they can give feedback to clients.