Team members are consistently asking themselves a few, simple questions about their work. They may verbalize them, but other times it’s an unspoken script in their head.
I recently came across a helpful list (from ‘Predictable Revenue’ by Aaron Ross). These resonate with feedback I’ve heard from team members and problems we seen flare up.
- Do I know what is expected of me at work?
- Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?
- At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
- In the last 7 days, have I received recognition or praise for the work?
- Does my supervisor or somebody at work seem to care about me as a person?
- Is there someone at work who encourages my development?
- At work, do you my opinions seem to count?
- Does the mission or purpose of my company make me feel like my work is important?
- Are my coworkers committed to doing quality work?
- Do I have a best friend at work?
- In the last 6 months, have I talked to someone about my progress?
- At work and I had opportunities to learn and grow?
As we work to build healthy teams, it’s worth answering these questions on behalf of others. How would your team members answer?
If we don’t provide clarity, we might be disappointed with their answers and their actions that follow.