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As a leader, how will you measure the success of your team members?

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    As a leader, how will you measure the success of your team members?

      How to Answer

      A successful leader focuses' on leading their team members to success, but they must also remember to measure that success. By measuring success, you can show your team how far they have come towards reaching their goals or how much harder they need to work if they miss targets.

      Employees are often more responsive in an environment where they know how their performance stacks up again others. Some ways that you can measure the success of your team may include:

      - Note their attendance, punctuality, or number of sick days. You can then draw a correlation between the employee's performance and their overall engagement levels.
      - Taking note of how often they help their colleagues to succeed. When their coworkers are winning, so are they!
      - Looking at the timing between team member performance and how quickly each person completes everyday tasks. If a job that used to take a team member 2 hours, is now taking up the entire day, this is a sign that they are highly demotivated.
      - Notice the number of times a team member takes the initiative. The more proactive everyone is, the more often goals will be achieved.
      - Measuring the quality of your team members' work is a significant success metric. You can analyze this through customer reviews or co-worker feedback.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My favorite way to measure the success of my team members is to view individual and group productivity reports, and compare the data month after month. Then, I share the results in their monthly performance reviews. When an employee knows that I notice even a small uptick in their productivity, they are more likely to perform at their peak ability."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I plan to measure the success of my team members by how engaged they are. I will look at how often they are early for work, how many times they stay late to meet a deadline, or how often they go above and beyond their regular 9-5 to help a client."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "My favorite way to measure success is by noting how many times an employee has helped a coworker. This kindness metric is one that I address in my team's performance reviews as well."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I measure the success of my team members by how quickly and efficiently a project is completed. After we deliver a project, we all meet in the boardroom and discuss our success, and what we could have done better. I like to equip my team with the information they need to grow professionally."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "Successes are important to measure. I like to measure proactive activities and praise my team every time I see them taking action without being asked. This initiative could mean going above and beyond for a customer, cleaning areas of the store that receive less attention, or finding new efficiencies to benefit the company."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "My favorite way to measure the success of my team members is through fun competitions that show graph comparisons of each person's performance through a variety of KPI's. This approach is an excellent way to make each person aware of their overall performance while keeping things as encouraging as possible."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "As a teacher, it's important that my students, and their guardians, are aware of their progress. I start the year by creating an individual learning plan with each student. Every month we review the plan together, and the student is responsible for rating their performance from 1-5. This approach keeps students accountable for their achievements and successes."

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      Anonymous interview answers with our interview experts feedback

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I meet with each manager weekly and set weekly goals. I also do quarterly review meetings and review the team goals that were set and set new ones."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      It sounds like you are highly organized when it comes to measuring team performance, which the interviewer will be happy to hear.

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I like to measure proactive activities when a team member does something extra for the store or team. Also, when team members are helping each other."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Good! I have reworded this slightly, for impact.

      "I measure the success of my team by two main factors. One, how proactive the team member is in performing tasks over and above their expected duties. The second measure is how active they are in helping each other out. Both of these factors are great measures of employee engagement and job satisfaction."

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I will measure success using departmental development plans as well as individual development plans and through regular feedback to and from team members."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Good! Your answer is straightforward and shows both knowledge and skill as a leader.

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "The success of my team members will be measured by how efficiently a goal is completed. After this, discussing its success, and what we could do better, is important. I like to give my team the information they need to grow and adapt."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Well-rounded answer that shows off your leadership skills. Great way to look into the future and learn from completed projects.

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "The success of my team is measured by how cohesive the team is."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Try answering with specific ways that you measure an employee's performance.

      "I measure the success of each team member through the use of benchmarking and documenting successes and other events during their employment. By using this method, I can have more targeted quarterly reviews with my team members."

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I'd measure them in a normalized fashion. So it won't be just about how big of an impact you had vs. your teammates. I'd measure their success against the level of difficulty, timeliness, and quality of the body of their work. This would be measured against the standard they have already shown they can work at. The key is to continue to improve and not rest on your laurels."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Excellent! Your response is thoughtful and shows a true understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader.

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I will measure the success of team members by the achievements of the teams' targets and the achievement of their development plans."

      Lauren's Feedback for the Answer Above

      encouragement, and ways to improve. This is done with without harsh criticism. Great response. It is important to explain that you use developmental plans because that is a clear way to track progress.

      "I will measure team success by the use of departmental development plans as well as individual development plans. Goals are more easily measured when there is a clear metric to monitor progress."

      How would you rate Lauren's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I like to measure their success by how they work as a team. If they are helping each other meet deadlines or asking others if they need help when they have finished their tasks, then we have a successful team."

      Stephanie's Feedback for the Answer Above

      This response clearly shows that you understand the importance of teamwork and value this highly as a leader!

      How would you rate Stephanie's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "They accomplish their work well if they are dedicated, have a positive attitude, take pride in doing their job well, and are team players."

      Marcie's Feedback for the Answer Above

      These are all great ways to measure the success of your team members. But keep in mind that these are all subjective measures (meaning that different people might rate the same person differently according to these measures). You might also want to include some objective measures like how many sales they close or customers they help. Including a mix of both subjective and objective measures might appeal more to an interviewer.

      How would you rate Marcie's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      ""ยข I strongly believe in creating an environment based on trust, honesty and respect. The team should be encouraged to take initiative and seek innovation. I think the most sustainable teams are ones that are resilient, and these are ones that are not micromanaged."

      Cindy's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Good start. How do you know if a team is successful? How do you measure this success?

      How would you rate Cindy's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I will measure my team success by co-worker feedback, attendance, and overall engagement."

      Stephanie's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Great start; are there any specific outcomes that you measure? I suggest quantifying this answer a bit, if you are able to.

      How would you rate Stephanie's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "This can be done by surveying nurses and RTs in the NICU. Do they respond to calls in a timely manner. Do they ask others if they need help. Are they excited to be at work and do a good job."

      Cindy's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Good. So you'd take a data-driven approach? Nice!

      How would you rate Cindy's Feedback?