When a new team comes together there is a period of gelling that needs to happen where we go beyond – who you are and where did you come from – and get into the grittier work of having the team come together.
- What’s your zone time where you do your best work?
- Where are you working and where do you want grow?
- How do you manage your own workload?
- What support do you need from me in delivering solutions?
- How do you learn best? How can I support that?
- Where do you struggle?
All these questions (and there are more) that initially will come across as confusion in your team – everyone doing everything in their own way hoping that it all works out and comes together.
It won’t “come together” – that’s your role – to bring it together as their Leader, as their guide, as their coach. It’s on you to help each team member get through that initial confusion and figure out the best way to help them come together – with all their differences and approaches.
That’s your skill, that’s why you’re the leader.