Allowing team members to specialize in particular areas can make the most of team talents. Read on for examples of how to create a team of specialists.
Establishing Team Specialists
It is important for any manager or team leader to be good at delegating. And, in order to be a good delegator, you need to make sure you are delegating things to the right people who can handle them in a way that makes you and your organization look good.
Think of your business as a professional sports team. The head football coach is the leader. However, he relies heavily on other subordinate coaches such as offensive and defensive coordinators to bring extra expertise to these specific areas and see that those particular segments of the game are successful.
With baseball, an example would be pitching coaches and batting coaches.
As a team leader, you can‘t be expected to know everything. But you can…and should…be expected to cultivate and assign certain team members to become specialists.
· Susan is the social media specialist.
· Bob is the power point specialist.
· Gayle is the special events coordinator.
· Fred is the personnel specialist.
Susan, Bob Gayle and Fred should also be expected to interact and collaborate. By doing so, they become valuable resources to each other as well.
Another good example would be a medical facility such as a hospital. There are multiple doctors on staff, but many of them are specialists and are called on for consultation when needed.
Wise managers recognize the importance of specialists within an organization. They promote collaboration among team members and provide support and encouragement for them to become valuable resources, not only to the company, but to each other as well.
Cultivating specialists within your organization is vital in terms of future growth and stability. It helps secure your success as a leader and raises the standard for your entire business, thus providing maximum value for your customers and investors.