4 Tips for Expanding Team Capacity

resource management Nov 17, 2019
4 Tips for Expanding Team Capacity

Feeling a larger team is needed may be a sign that you need to work on expanding the capacity of the team, not just grow the team in size. When a team member asks directly or indirectly about expanding their responsibilities, consider these four alternatives:

  1. If team member performance is a concern, discuss it with them. Individual improvements expand team capacity.
  2. If team member performance is average, allow them to expand their responsibilities on a trial basis. Their added effort expands team capacity.
  3. If team member performance is above average, consider if they are under-utilized. Allow them to expand their responsibilities while you consider how they may be able to serve the organization in a different, promotional capacity.
  4. If team members haven't asked about expanding their responsibilities, consider the three scenarios, and how you might ask them to expand their capacity based on their performance. Always be a good steward of your resources and team.

 

Want to learn more about how to integrate these practices into a project methodology?  Check out our Micro Guide to the PROJECT Methodology.

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