During times of stress and change, when you most need a resourceful team, it’s easy to clamp down, insist on the old ways of doing things, and slow your team down. In our research on innovation and psychological safety, 67% of employees said their manager operates around the notion of “this is the way we’ve always done it.” It’s tough for teams to be quick and clever in those circumstances. Like other skills, resourcefulness needs to be taught and nurtured. In this episode, you’ll get some ways to cultivate a more resourceful team.
A More Resourceful Team
0:27 – Do your friends a favor and share this show with them (and we’d love it if you would leave a rating on your favorite service as well 🙂
1:57 – If you want a more resourceful team, you’ll have to be intentional and develop that trait.
2:30 – Avoid sabotaging your team’s resourcefulness.
4:37 – Tap into your team’s hidden talents, abilities, interests, and passions. These are opportunities for resourcefulness that don’t require extra energy or learning.
5:26 – The power of asking “How can we?”
7:14 – How starting small and piloting new ideas can help develop a more resourceful team.
8:17 – Make it easier for your team to get scrappy and innovate by looking at what already exists.
9:29 – A listener’s question about developing your team’s sense of urgency without coming across as pushy.
12:41 – Be the leader you’d want your boss to be.