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How to Successfully Manage Both Small and Large Teams

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Learn the main difference between managing small and large teams. How to handle both and so much more.

Imagine you are promoted to lead a bigger team. What are the key areas you should focus on? In these slides you will learn what to focus on, combined with actionable advice.

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How to Successfully Manage Both Small and Large Teams

  1. 1. How to Successfully Manage Both Small and Large Teams By Weekdone goal setting app.
  2. 2. Meet Sam. Sam was recently promoted to manage a 150 people team. So far, he has only ever been in charge of small teams. But he’s up to the challenge.
  3. 3. 50+ people. Often in multiple locations. More brainpower. Less than 10 people. Usually one location. Executes tasks faster. Small teams: Large teams: KEY STATISTICS: It’s easier to run a small team since you have less people to manage, but larger teams can get more done.
  4. 4. Lack of resources. Less combined expertise. Problems tend to be more overwhelming. Communication difficulties. Problems are harder to find. More bureaucracy. Small teams: Large teams: MAIN PROBLEMS: Being promoted to a position in charge of so many people can be scary. There is so much more information to absorb and manage. You need to have a good communication system in place to handle everything.
  5. 5. Inefficiency. Tasks get “lost.” People don’t want to take responsibility. Crises management. Internal conflicts. One “bad apple” can ruin everything. Mistakes are harder to eradicate. Small teams: Large teams: MAIN DANGERS: The biggest challenge is making sure all tasks get done and everyone is working toward a common goal. You need a good goal setting system for that.
  6. 6. More focus on individuals. Clearer workflow. Easier to manage. Generating more ideas. Execute bigger projects faster. Can afford to make more mistakes. Small teams: Large teams: MAIN OPPORTUNITIES: While the basics for all teams are the same, a bigger team means having a more complicated system. But as long as the “Infrastructure” is good, big teams have a greater chance to be successful.
  7. 7. MANAGE TEAMS WITH WEEKDONE Use Weekdone goal setting to manage both small and large teams. Get insights into your teams. Both big and small.
  8. 8. Hierarchical chain of command. A lot of “point of views” to consider. Complicated internal communication system. Fast and flexible. Often no clear hierarchy. Easy to explain things to everyone. Small teams: Large teams: COMMUNICATION: Every team needs a communication tool that makes sure you a) know what’s going on, b) can make sure everyone understands the team’s goals and c) can discover problems fast.
  9. 9. Facebook. LinkedIn. Adobe. Twitter. Chevron. The Java Development Team at Sun Microsystems. Google’s founding team. Apple’s founding team. Buffer. Small teams: Large teams: SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES: All those teams have one thing in common: they are result oriented. They also have a great company culture and mindset.
  10. 10. MANAGE TEAMS WITH WEEKDONE MANAGE TEAMS WITH WEEKDONE Manage your team with Weekdone goal setting app. www.weekdone.com
  11. 11. RELATED CONTENT BY WEEKDONE WEEKLY STATUS REPORTS TECHNIQUES 12 BEST TIME MANAGEMENT 12 BEST TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES 9 UNIQUE TRAITS OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS 7 LIFEHACKS: HOW TO SUCCEED IN PRODUCTIVITY WITHOUT REALLY TRYING BE MORE PRODUCTIVE NOW 7 LIFEHACKS BY WEEKDONE (that can be absorbed during a coffee break)

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