What would you do if your team ceased to perform?

What would you do if your team ceased to perform?

The agenda behind this question is to understand your management style. A good answer to this question could be, I will try to establish the reasons for non-performance of the team and try to eradicate them.
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  • RE: What would you do if your team ceased to perform? -Farhana Afreen (08/28/15)
  • When your are in charge of an entire team who is underperforming or even worse, ceases to perform, you are responsible for the consequences as well. Your leadership qualities are put to test and you out of everyone else is expected to know the solution to retrieve the company out of the dismay. Elaborate the answer in steps about how you would handle a team that has given up completely.

    To begin with, a good leader should try to communicate with the team and find out what is making them perform so poorly. You can begin the answer with laying emphasis on how your good communication skills can come to rescue in this situation and that you believe in going into the depth of the matter before reaching conclusions. And then depending on the seriousness of the situation and the readiness of the team members to make things better, you would have to take a decision which is good for the organization.

    Step 1: I believe in transparency within team members and team leader which could only be achieved when there is good communication between them. I would always begin with talking with them as a team and individually too if required.

    Step 2: I would try to find the reason for their poor performance and then analyze if it could be solved in any way like they might require addition training or resources, which could be fixed.

    Step 3: I would also assess them individually to find out if there are one or more members in the team who is responsible for the chaos. If replacing some members from the team could solve the issue, I would do so.

    Step 4: However, they might as a team require trainings that they lack so I would help them with that if possible. If nothing seems to work, they might require redistribution of assignments which could be done.

    Step 5: The team could be dissolved and new teams be formed if the situation calls for it.