If teams practice and are used to top-down communication and way of handling decisions on a day-to-day basis, these patterns will likely become the trained muscle memory for the group and the muscles for speaking up, dissenting, and taking initiative will atrophy. Leaders can follow four meeting practices that will help bring organizational muscles that include the employee’s diverse eyes, ears and voices in shape.
Startups don’t always fail because of a bad product or no market. Most of the time it’s due to human factors. The awesome part about realizing this is that it’ll help you avoid making these mistakes with your own team.
Written by Hiten Shah, Co-Founder of KISSmetrics and Quick Sprout
As a leader you can cultivate trust by setting a clear direction, giving people what they need to see it through, and getting out of their way. It’s not about being easy on your employees or expecting less from them. High-trust companies hold people accountable but without micromanaging them. They treat people like responsible adults.