Code Principle 3 – Good support, management and leadership of our staff is key to our effectiveness.
|Key questions||Aim||Risks in getting it wrong|
|This may be the first time all or at least many of you are working together. How are you going to build a wide range of individuals with vastly different backgrounds, experience and expectations into an effective team?||A team which works well together and shares as many common goals as possible More||Frustrated and ineffective staff and managers leading to poor programme delivery|
|Are you a leader or a manager – what is actually required?
What are your strengths as a manager?
Is your natural management style appropriate?
|A team which is well managed and led, in a style best suited to the context More|
|How will you insure that information, ideas and concerns are shared between team members?||Effective communication||
Mistakes, misunderstandings, and frustration
Unprofessional and illegal conduct goes undetected
|Team members are expected to perform but how will you and they know whether they are?||Clear and accepted objectives which performance can be assessed against and action taken where necessary to improve performance||Inefficiency, frustration and recriminations|
|How are you going to keep staff turnover within manageable limits?||Your programme, organisation and the sector retains competent staff More||
Your programme suffers.
The organisation and the sector as a whole's ability to respond to emergencies is weakened
|How will you review salaries?||Just salary scales and increases which are reviewed in a timely and regular fashion. More||
Resentment or resignations among staff.
Time and effort wasted on endless reviews
|How are you going to ensure that the team remains as healthy and safe as possible?||
Any risks taken are both essential for the achievement of programme goals, and justifiable in terms of potential benefits. More
|Serious illness or death of team members for unjustifiable reasons.|
|How are you going to maintain staff motivation in a difficult environment?||
Motivated and committed staff.
Increased programme, organisational and sectorial HR capacity.
Resentment and resignations among staff.Poor utilisation of available HR resources.
|How are you going to keep essential HR records||Accurate records are kept so that team members receive their full entitlements More||Confusion, misunderstandings and possibly financial loss and fraud|