Clearly specified roles for individual team members is crucial to enabling collaboration and team work. It’s the leader’s role to ensure that everyone is absolutely clear on roles and responsibilities. Without clarity on roles individuals are very likely to waste time negotiating responsibilities, questioning boundaries and missing tasks by failing to fully understand requirements. Getting it right starts with a proactive approach to structuring work; one of the nine indicators of the Investors in People framework. Our research has shown three areas that the most successful leaders focus on when structuring work:
It’s crucial to create and review individual job roles, or job descriptions, for each employee. It’ll go a long way to providing the clarity your teams need to perform at their best. Things to think about when defining roles in your business include:
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