Debrief - Stepping into Leadership I

DEBRIEF - STEPPING INTO LEADERSHIP - I

JOHARI WINDOW MODEL

KNOW

I

DON’T’KNOW

KNOW

AREA OF FREE ACTIVITY

BLIND SPOT

FEEDBACK

THEY

HIDDEN AREA

AREA OF UNCONSCIOUS ACTIVITY

DON’T KNOW

SELF DISCLOSURE

Initially, in any relationship, the area of free activity is very small. For building trust and relationship, it is essential that the area of free activity is large. Thus, leaders need to employ the following two methods. } Self disclosure – This helps build rapport with people. However, excess self disclosure can result in casual attitude on the part of employees and relationship pressure. } Feedback – Leaders are always open to receive candid feedback about themselves, so that they can further enhance performance. However, it is essential to distinguish between feedback and subjective beliefs.

MANAGERS AREA OF FREE ACTIVITY WITH THE TEAM

LOW

HIGH

TEAM VISIBILITY IS HIGH AND MANAGERS VISIBILITY IS LOW, TEAM MAY GANG UP AGAINST THE MANAGER

AREA OF FREE ACTIVITY WITHIN THE TEAM

STAR PERFORMER

COLLABORATION IS LOW, MEMBERS ARE INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS

POOR PERFORMANCE, LACK OF TRUST, DISCOMFORT

LOW

How to increase the area of free activity with the manager and between team members? } Increasing communication between the team and the manager } Taking up assignments that require team to work together } Setting high benchmarks which require collaboration to achieve results } Ensuring that manager is with the team during challenge situations } Encouraging peer awards and recognitions } Giving regular inputs and performance enhancement tips to team } Task rotation between members, so ensure that there is interaction and knowledge sharing } Having informal meetings/talk with team members } Setting interdependent goals and joint accountability areas } Conducting feedback within the team

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