Today's Team Building Tip gets you thinking about the matrix management environment which is so common in virtual teams. Part of successful matrix management involves letting go - letting go of your ability to directly do things, know everything, and have all the details. This requires a certain level of confidence in both your staff's abilities and also your own.
For many years I facilitated sessions for a multi-session leadership development program which ran over the course of 15 months. One of the mantras which emerged in almost every cohort was "micro-monitor, don't micro-manage". Especially in a matrix relationship, it's important to be aware of the key metrics, and it is essential that our role moves to one of troubleshooter, enabler and liaison with resources and people.
If you have a team that you lead virtually, it may be a great opportunity this week in your meetings to discuss these questions:
What do you need in order to be more successful?
What if any issues do you need support on?
Who can I help connect you with?
You may also want to check out these past Teams365 posts on Matrix Management as well.
Have a great Thursday,
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