Three Steps To Happy Team Members

I have often said that managing people and raising a family require the same skills. Team members and children require the same three key components to be happy and successful.

They need to know what is expected of them
They need to know what the consequences are of over delivering or under delivering to those expectations.
They need consistent delivery of those consequences.

These three components appear simple; however delivering them on a consistent basis requires planning and discipline.

There are of course many other subtle factors that contribute to a healthy culture in the work place but these three form the necessary foundation for building solid relationship with all your team members. You will also find it much easier to raise children with these three practices in place.