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Do you combine or separate personal and project check-ins with your team? In this week’s episode of The Everyday Leader, we hear from Tricia Govindasamy of Code For Africa, who shares about her approach to check-ins. Listen here.
When was the last time your team’s values were refreshed? We heard from Talent leaders at companies ranging from dozens to thousands of managers on how they have evolved and applied their leadership values. Watch here.
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Leveraging team members for peer learning, separating personal and project check-ins and embracing the world of data
Here are a few highlights from the conversation with Tricia:
Leverage your team to facilitate peer learning: Tricia organizes a weekly skill sharing session amongst her team whereby each week one of her team members teaching the team about a particular skill or tool. The topics have ranged from Google Analytics to French for Business. Often topics focus on a new skill or trick that a team member has recently picked up from a work project, and so the activity also helps lock in learnings and remind staff how much they are learning on the job.
Separate project checkins vs personal checkins: Tricia schedules monthly 1:1 check-ins with her team members to make sure she is connecting with each of them on a personal level. She does this on top of the more frequent project-based meetings. She has found it helpful to keep the conversations separate to ensure the personal elements are not clouded by the project work.
Embrace the world of data to unlock policy insights: Tricia works at Code For Africa, which is a non-profit organization that conducts a range of data-related research and projects. Tricia fell into the world of data analysis and hasn’t looked back. Code For Africa’s projects have shown her how crucial it is for the right data to be collected and analyzed to develop good governmental policy, and motivates her to continue upskilling herself in this field.
Recording: Last Week’s Panel Discussion
This past Wednesday, we heard from Chipo Phiri from the UpEnergy Group, Ruben Munien from CIEL Textile, and Risper Obure from Jumia Kenya. They each shared valuable insights into how their companies have developed and maintained a set of values that drive their leadership team selection and performance management.