Nothing is ever mentioned in passing.
While you are leading the helm at some point, one of your team members will casually mention concerns, but they don't want to be the bearer of bad news so they may just “pass on information”.
Later when what was mentioned turns into a valid concern, someone will inevitably say that they had mentioned it to you prior.
You cannot chase every rabbit, but it is important for you to keep your finger on the pulse of your team.
Here are some ways to stay in the know without micromanaging:
- Hold a small private meeting to encourage open communication.
- Offer opportunities to explore options, which may allow team members to feel like they have more options.
- Form a small focus team to look into what's not being said, or
- Have a team meeting and just put it all out in the open.
This will show that you are involved and interested in nurturing your team. If you are looking for ways to use your natural strengths to energize your team the Tilt Profile Assessment is just what you need.