How do Winningtemp assure great leadership and team success?

Mikaela Clavel
May 20, 2024
How do Winningtemp assure great leadership and team success?

Effective leadership involves more than just managing teams - it’s about inspiring them, setting clear goals, and using insights to achieve measurable outcomes.  

At Winningtemp, we practise what we preach.

This means we invest in our leaders, helping them to lead their teams towards success. Because our report Fighting Turnover also showed that 81% who feel their management team doesn’t have good motives and intentions are more likely to leave.

So how do we do it?

1. Living our values

At Winningtemp, we want everyone to live our values and this all starts with our leaders embodying these values:   

Our curiosity and constant learning drives the entire organisation forward towards innovation and winning results.   

Results together
We believe teamwork makes the dream work and everyone – leaders and team members – get better results together.   

We take responsibility for our work and development - and together contribute to a workplace that everybody loves.

Our happy and driven teams work passionately to create sustainable and successful organisations all over the world.

These foundations are what our success is built on and, when we onboard a new leader, we go through each of these values so they can understand them and live them.

2. Continuous leader forums

Our leadership team gathers several times a year for upskilling and workshops. The aim of our Leaderforum is to empower our managers. The topics we cover range from motivation and engagement to how to lead effectively.  

Across two days we share highlights and challenges, discuss KPIs, and encourage managers throughout the organisation to seek help from peers, share knowledge, and build a support network among themselves. During these sessions, managers are expected to engage in reflective and interactive discussions on various leadership topics.

The last leader forum was hosted to address the specific needs of middle managers that we’ve identified through feedback from Winningtemp and interviews with them. During the workshops, we utilised materials based on our guide 5 Winning Ways for Effective Leadership (developed together with researcher, Leif Denti), we discussed how to keep our teams’ motivation up and how to engage them during a more challenging climate.  

3. Updated Learning Portal

We use a Learning Portal hosted on SharePoint, an essential tool in our leadership development strategy. This portal is rich with resources specifically designed to boost inspiration and leadership skills among managers and team leaders. These resources are carefully curated to address the multifaceted aspects of leadership, ranging from communication and team motivation to strategic decision-making and innovation. We also use Sana Labs to spread knowledge through online courses.  

By aligning educational content with our strategic objectives, we aim to ensure our investment in leadership development directly contributes to building better leaders and winning teams throughout our organisation

4. Analyse Winningtemp   

We, of course, also use our own product to enhance our leaders. By using Winningtemp, our leaders can monitor and improve the employee experience by understanding what drives engagement and satisfaction within their teams. This not only helps in retaining talent but also ensures that everyone is aligned and committed to the organisation’s success.

It’s a proactive approach and the regular temperature checks we conduct within teams and across our leadership ensures we always have our fingers on the pulse. It also means we’re giving our leaders the tools they need to be the best version of themselves and to get the best out of their teams.

We also encourage all teams to host Guided Temperature Meetings, so managers can easily track  and follow up on their team’s temperatures on a frequent basis… and most importantly, take action to create a winning difference.     

We know that, by integrating data and team insights into all aspects of leadership, we can create top leaders and unbeatable teams. This strategic use of data ensures that leadership is not just about guiding teams but empowering them with the insights they need to excel.

5. Constant collab with HR

Everyone in our HR team plays a pivotal role in our leadership development. They ensure that every initiative - from training modules and mentorship opportunities to intensive leadership workshops - is perfectly aligned with the specific needs and challenges we face. The aim here is to enhance critical skills such as decision-making, emotional intelligence, and strategic planning across all management levels.

Moreover, our approach to leadership development extends beyond traditional training methods. It involves a dynamic cycle of assessment, feedback, and iterative improvement, which fosters a culture of continuous growth within our team.    

This adaptive strategy not only focuses on imparting knowledge but also embeds a deep-seated culture of self-improvement and adaptability within our leaders. Through these efforts, our HR department not only elevates individual leaders but also fortifies the overall organisational framework through people analytics, making it more agile, responsive, and well-prepared to navigate future challenges.

Let’s sum it up

True leaders don't just manage; they inspire, innovate, and instigate success. They’re the architects of environments where team members feel safe to innovate, engaged to perform, and valued enough to stay. By harnessing the power of data, these leaders optimise their approach, tailoring their strategies to ensure not only the success of their projects but the growth and satisfaction of their people.

Download our Team Success Handbook to get more insights of how to create a high-performing team.  

About the author
Mikaela Clavel

Focusing on people

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