- Listen more than you speak.
- Make a conscious effort to make everyone feel needed and valuable to your project, reward involvement.
- Appeal to each team members personal goals and search for ways to help them achieve those goals. Make sure that everyone is learning and is growing out of this experience.
- Strive for a flat leadership model, try to have everyone participate in key group decisions and involve as little of yourself as possible in group decision making. You’re only there to facilitate collaboration.
- Lead by example and get to know every individual on your team as a person.
I’m currently working with a game development team larger than anything I’ve ever dealt with before. I’m trying to do something different this time to hopefully facilitate the development of a close-knit team that operates with cohesion and camaraderie, one that will stick together and develop over the course of a lifetime.