When we speak to first-time managers about the challenges they face, one of them is almost always some version of:
‘I just don’t know whether I’m doing this right.’
Not only is good management hard to measure but it can also be a jarring difference from other roles where your performance can be more easily assessed.
It’s why we really liked a recent article by John Cutler, Head of Education at Amplitude, where he summarised his thoughts on the signals he sees as evidence of healthy and high-performing teams.
He looks for:
It's not the whole answer, but chances are that if your team is exhibiting most of these characteristics, you’re doing a lot right.
If you’re missing some, perhaps have a think about whether these could be areas to improve upon.
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