Supervisors are responsible for directing their teams, and this includes tracking the direction that the organisation is taking. Below you will find the behavioural indicators for supervising a team. You may also use these for your own development. Click here to find out about Radboud University's leadership vision.
Vision and strategy
- Formulates a vision of the developments in a discipline;
- Translates these developments into short-term and long-term objectives.
- Analyses broader academic, organisational and/or social connections;
- Anticipates and acts on external developments (future-proofing);
- Looks beyond the boundaries of their own team and sees the bigger picture;
- Is role conscious/has a sense of proportion.
- Encourages innovation and motivates others to meet challenges;
- Is capable of creating a working environment that provides scope for experimentation.
Ability to achieve goals
- Seeks a balance between individual ambitions, team interests and the bigger picture;
- Sets priorities and bring things into focus;
- Insists upon well-defined tasks, competencies and responsibilities.
- Listens to staff members’ arguments and draws on their expertise during decision-making;
- Makes decisions; acts decisively;
- Creates a level of support through clear communication.
- Switches between different levels in the organisation;
- Initiates a dialogue when there is a difference of opinion;
- Encourages open discussion of tensions between individual and organisational interests;
- Sets an example.
- Communicates clearly and directly about the essence of an issue and its process;
- Promotes a culture of accountability.
Shift in perspective
- Draws connections between different perspectives;
- Insists upon a safe, inclusive and respectful working environment.
- Actively promotes connections between the team and individuals; builds bridges;
- Encourages collaboration, even outside of their own team;
- Creates a relaxed atmosphere when given the opportunity.
Development and appreciation
Personal development and career development
- Fosters the personal development and career development of their staff members;
- Aligns staff members’ development needs with the organisation’s goals;
- Invests in the development of both the individual and the team.
- Shows consideration for staff members’ vitality;
- Actively encourages the prevention and reduction of absenteeism.
- Motivates staff members and gives them space and conveys appreciation;
- Focuses attention on both individual and team performance.