By Joeri Timmermans
Hi, I’m Joeri!
34 years old
Gaming, food, reading, education
Accountancy – Informatics
Interactive Multimedia Design
Learn & Development Manager
(1999 – 2007)
(2017 - 2021)
(2011 - 2017)
(2007 - 2011)
(2021 - now)
Joined Nov 2014
Warning! This presentation contains my personal story and lessons I’ve learned in my first few years as a team lead. This won’t be a teamwork speech but it might contain some other clichés and explain why they have been important to me.
Having hands-on experience
will always give you an edge.
Put your trust in the team and the team will trust you.
Create a non-blame environment where everyone is allowed to make mistakes.
Life ain’t a pony farm; personal life ALWAYS comes first.
You’re not a princess,
get your hands dirty.
Always take the blame,
never take credit.
Consistency is key
- Share frustrations, search solutions
- Stay up to date
- Everyone should get some time
- Important with remote work to stay connected
- Coffee break chat
- Can be done while walking, e.g. noon-walk
- 125€ / pp, use it!
- Is a great way to introduce someone new
- Something to look forward to as a team
- Appreciation for the hard work
- Can be used in different usefull ways
- Communication and work stimulation (e.g. Escape room)
- Competition spirit (e.g. Bowling, karting, VR shoot)
- Motivation, moral, fun (e.g. Festival)
- Celebration (e.g. Christmas dinner, Project ending)
- Monthly (If something is wrong, don't wait!)
- Build trust
- Personal approach
- Follow up growth path
- Always start with 'How are you?'
- Frequently used questions
- How is work? (Carriere switch)
- How is life at home?
- Can I help with something?
- Do you have any frustrations?
- Do you miss something?
- Personal growth
- Working points
- Potential salary evaluation
- Belt/rol evaluation
- Each 2 months
- Team brainstorm
- Group frustrations => Group solutions
- Re-evaluate common goals
- Creative moment to inspire each other
- Some ideas
- Mad, Sad, Glad
- Start, Stop, Continue
- Mission statement
Leading a team
By Joeri Timmermans