During tough economic times, we are often asked to do more with less. How can you help your team be more productive?
• Stay clear of turf wars and politics. Focus on team goals and not just your individual job responsibilities. Think beyond your job description. Break down the barriers and silos between teams and sub-teams.
• Clarify roles and responsibilities with your manager, and make sure that everything you are working on is aligned with departmental goals and strategic objectives of the organization.
• Think about what motivates you. What gets you excited? Based on this, how can you contribute to the organization's success?
• Remember to communicate up. Communication is a two-way street, and you should take responsibility for improving communication with your manager.