I had First Time Leadership training in my company. It was a 5 day workshop.
The whole experience gave me completely different perspective on day to day basis of normal work day. I realized how we view everyone as we are and as we will react to a particular situation. Thus a common feelings like Why isn’t my new team member involved in the project ? or Why this new senior team member not giving his absolute best productivity to the project ?
There where many techniques and activity involved in the training but I cannot explain it all right now. What I will try to do is give 2 examples which I used in my team.
Why isn’t my new team member involved in the project ? For this person a directing instruction daily on the tasks was applied. A well detail plan of action and the step by step execution was instructed to the resource. Their complete understanding on the subject are verified before giving the assignment. The assignment was given with specific task and timeliness. This technique was applied because the resource was new to the team, located remotely and had strict deadlines.
Why is this new senior team member not giving his absolute best productivity to the project ? Coaching via video training in technical topic for the new technology in project was given to this type of resource. This was basically and on demand video session. This helped the person to gain more knowledge on the subject and improved their understanding and filled their gaps in the skill-set area. Post session we assigned an related project task with specific time lines to complete it. Thus the resource managing their deliverable on their own, that helped to set expectations and realization of the same by showing methods and opportunities for improvement by raising their performance bars. This technique was applied because the resource was new to the technology and had not worked on it before.