Leaders must be able to effectively manage others in a wide variety of circumstances and situations. Whether these individuals are in small groups or large groups, leaders should be able to maximize the potential and effectiveness of those around them. Additionally, leaders need to be able to adapt their approach, as what works for a small team may not work for a large team. In this on-demand video, leaders learn how to best manage groups of different sizes by first examining the specific strengths of the group size, as well as the unique challenges.
As you may expect, groups of different sizes have different strengths and weaknesses. For example, small groups (6 to 20 people) are more likely to work in one location, have fewer overhead expenses, and have a more straightforward workflow process, but they are also more likely to have less combined expertise and resources. Large groups (more than 20 people) have collectively more skills, resources, and experience, but they also can be slower to adapt and require a more complex management structure. This course presents best practices and insights into leading both types of groups.
When leaders can match their leadership styles to a specific group of employees, the group experiences greater productivity, satisfaction, and organizational success. Therefore, understanding when and how to adapt as a leader is so critical. Utilize the information presented in this training lesson and learn how to best lead both large and small groups.