Darcey Pollard
Darcey Pollard Retail Capability and Product Trainer at

What's the biggest issue you have in team development?

I love teams, team dynamics, team cohesion, team development, team performance, management and leadership development and so on. I could write articles about these topics until the cows come home. However I want to ensure that I am adding immense value to the SavvySME community so I would like to write articles based on questions you have around your team's development.

So, what challenge are you currently facing? What opportunity do you see within your team but you are unsure about how to action? If I could teach you one thing about your team, what would you like it to be?


Top voted answer
Hitesh Mohanlal

Hitesh Mohanlal, Director at WOW! Advisors & Business Accountants

Top 10% Business Growth


Good question. I am fortunate that i have a great team in place so i do not have any specific issues.

However, I do work with a lot of businesses where issues within team arises. In this fast moving world I am finding more and more that employees want flexible arrangements and are willing to sacrifice pay to get it. This creates issues such as remote access, possible conflict with other teams etc which if not properly addressed can cause issues.

Also how to keep your team involved and willing to follow the values of your business is a permanent problem. And finally how do you deal with key employees who have a lot of information in their head and what happens if they decide to leave.

Just a few to think about

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

I have several questions that encounter and deal with on a recurring basis. How do you vet a developer that is beyond your own technical comprehension to ensure they have qualified knowledge experience?

What approach do you find works best for cross-training different roles within a team (e.g. technical analyst to designer, designer to developer, developer to customer service, etc.)