How to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your team?
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1. Assess your team's goals and expectations

1.1 Please remember that teamwork begins with proper setting of goals and expectations; without clear goals and expectations, it doesn't matter what the team's strengths and weaknesses are.

1.2 The more ambitious your goals, the higher the demands on the quality of teamwork and the more attention paid to how to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses.

2. Use feedback and observation

2.1 Create a culture of mutual and regular feedback. Lead by example in providing feedback: be professional, respectful, honest and caring. Remember that the same phrase pronounced in different tones can lead to different results, watch your intonation and gestures.

2.2 Observe and record the behavior and actions of team members in different situations. Find potential areas of growth and development for each team member and create favorable conditions for this.

3. Apply logical reasoning

3.1 There are a number of logical reasoning techniques that can help you identify your team's strengths and weaknesses. Each of them has its pros and cons, but it is important to remember the general hygiene rules for using any method.

3.2 Remember that any method is based on the interpretation of facts, and the results of the interpretation largely depend on the premises on which we make it. Remember about errors of perception, the curse of knowledge, etc. - try to collect the most objective picture possible, relying not only on your opinion, but also on the opinion of your colleagues.

4. Involve your team

4.1 Each team member has unique talents, and it is your job to help discover, unlock, and direct them to maximize the company's benefits and achieve its goals. To do this, you need regular feedback with each team member, 1 on 1 meetings, training sessions, etc.

4.2 Be sincere in your desire to make each team member better and stronger, do your best, and you will see the first beautiful shoots of growth.

5. Review and update

5.1 Please remember the importance of regularly reviewing and updating your team's strengths and weaknesses. New goals, new situations allow you to regularly identify and develop new necessary skills.

5.2 Keep team members informed about what is happening, thank and celebrate successes and victories. Create favorable conditions and prerequisites for independent work on the strengths and weaknesses of each team member.

Key points

1. Please consider the team's strengths and weaknesses not in a vacuum, but in the context of the company's goals, pain points and needs.

2. Remember that working on the strengths and weaknesses of team members is a regular process, not a one-time event.

3. Be sincere in your desire to discover the talents of each team member, help realize their talents and bring maximum benefit to the company.

Good luck!
Methodologist of Guidbase
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