Micro-volunteering is a buzzy trend but will this work for your organization’s culture? Let’s find out.
But what we (and most other leadership lovers) don’t often talk about is that not everyone CAN or SHOULD be a leader. It’s not always a comfortable conversation. But the truth is that there are people who are suited to lead others and those who are not. In some situations, a particular person will not help move the team forward. Or they will not have what it takes to get the group to achieve their end goal.
As leaders, handing over assignments to your team can be challenging. It takes trust to keep from micromanaging them once they are in charge of a project. And delegation is not just about completing tasks. A big part of the delegation process is developing future leaders.
Your volunteer team deserves to be invested back into, and it’s not just about giving them the tools they need to complete a task. The following is an excerpt from our new Volunteer U Textbook: VOL U 101 Introduction to Volunteering.
High-performing teams are always looking to get better. That means they are continually trained. Whatever you can do to continue your knowledge, education, and experience is worth the effort. Consistently improving is a sign of a strong team. Each member works to hone their skills to be more beneficial to the group. High-performing teams understand there is always room to grow.