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Boost Your Team’s Performance with Versatile Leadership

by Julie Miles / March 22, 2023

The career of every CEO or HR Manager is built around creating a more positive work environment for the employee as the foundation for the growth and success of a business.

However, managing a workforce in the current fast-paced business environment is a complex and challenging task. If you run a competitive business, you have no choice but to invest in the right tools and implement a versatile leadership model to streamline your staff management. This will help you create a positive workplace culture that serves the employees, the business, and yourself.

A versatile leader knows that people are built differently and there is single leadership style that works for them all. The biggest challenge to organizations is building a culture that accommodates the staff with their varying skills, abilities, personalities, motivations, age groups, and cultural backgrounds to pull in the same direction.

The secret to effectively managing all the variables that power the creativity, competitiveness, and collaboration among staff in an organization is to find a tool that ties them all together. This is where isolved, a human capital management (HCM) platform provided by Platinum Group, comes in. In a nutshell, isolved is designed to help businesses streamline their HR processes and improve their overall workforce management. In particular, isolved’s Share & Perform module aims to enhance employee engagement and foster a more positive workplace culture – but we will learn more about that later.

Self-Reflection and Leadership Skills Assessment

At the core of versatile leadership is the need to effectively and successfully manage all the variables that define the leadership position. To become a great leader, you must acknowledge your strengths and implement a strategy that will maximize them. You must also identify and appreciate your weaknesses and find effective ways to overcome them.

Your choice of a leadership strategy can prove useful in providing present and future benefits to the versatility of your leadership at this point. For instance, the isolved system comes with a range of tools and features optimized to help you reflect and assess your role and performance within a time period. This human capital management platform consists of simplified tools such as employee surveys, pulse polls, performance tracking tools, and in-depth reporting and analytics.

To boost your team’s performance, you must gain valuable and actionable insights into your leadership style that inform your decisions. These metrics can pinpoint the areas that need improvements to better support your employees and nurture growth and success in your business.

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The Roles of Skills and Motivation in Leadership

One of the most important qualities of a versatile leader is the ability to inspire and empower team members to succeed. As a leader, it is your responsibility to know your team members and find a combination of strategies and skills that work best to motivate them. Some of the simple ways you can achieve this are to find an all-in-one HCM platform that you can use to:

  • Boost team morale and increase happiness
  • Help team members build interpersonal relationships to elevate connectedness and engagement
  • Improve individual and team productivity and motivation to succeed
  • Create a seamless positive workplace culture and make working enjoyable for every member of the team

Employees in most organizations can be generally categorized into four groups based on how they respond to different leadership styles with each group requiring a different leadership approach.

1. Competent and Committed

As a leader, these are your ideal kind of team members. These employees have a purpose and are skilled and inspired to accomplish them. As long as they have clear objectives and sufficient resources, you can trust these employees with a hands-off leadership approach.

2. Skilled but Unmotivated

Some employees can be really good at their jobs, but struggle to find a reason to exert themselves. Many managers instinctively want to get more direct and commanding when dealing with these types of employees, but this approach rarely ever works. When task awareness is not the problem, this type of employee can be inspired by encouraging openness and close relationships and using empathy and emotional support to find what they really need.

3. Motivated but Unable

Interns, new employees, and executives who are eager to perform but lack the skills to do their tasks well fall into this group. Since this group is already motivated, a leader can encourage the learning and practicing of the right skills to empower the employees.

4. Unwilling and Unable

This group of employees can put the patience of a leader to the test. When a team member cannot do a task they are supposed to and show unwillingness to try, it can be difficult to understand them without getting emotionally attached. However, a leader can help this group of employees improve their problem-solving skills and appreciate the reasons to play with the team.

Environment, Education, and Tools

A versatile leader must be able to morph into a new type of leader when the environment changes. The same way employees are products of their environment, so should a leader. As a first step, take the time to know the shared values about the environment that form the common ground between you, the leader, and employees, the team members.

During analysis, you should discover what leadership skills you have under your belt and what new resources you need in your toolbox. The right tool should empower you to discover new opportunities to sharpen and practice new leadership skills as well as adapt to your environment.

The isolved platform is a good example of a resource designed to help a versatile leader manage his or her workforce more effectively. With modules for payroll, time and attendance tracking, benefits administration, HR compliance, and employee engagement, isolved provides a range of powerful tools and features to help you streamline your HR processes and improve your overall workforce management. To discover more, click here to discover how this award-winning system can help you implement a more effective and adaptive approach to workforce management that is tailored to your specific needs and challenges.

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Julie Miles

Julie Miles

Julie’s passion is to act as a liaison between the Platinum team, their wonderful clients, and the community, striving to tell their stories and make connections.