Ready To Lead A Diverse Tech Team? 4 Key Habits To Cultivate

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Written by Jacq

January 11, 2021

In the last decade, the technology industry underwent a massive boom. Despite the increase in employment opportunities within this field that followed, as a result, Black and Latinx professionals have continually been underrepresented in the makeup of the technical workforce, specifically in leadership positions (LAtimes.com). However, Black and Latinx professionals who do occupy leadership positions in tech have a significant chance of positively influencing rising professionals in this field. 

Below are key behaviors and characteristics shared by efficient leaders that streamline the accomplishment of organizational and diversification goals.

 

1. Leaders Map Out Goals and Priorities

Tech leads are responsible for the delivery and execution of their organization’s technical and high-level goals. Since there are numerous technical priorities that arise within your team, it is critical for you to define and communicate the top priorities to your team members. Not only will this help you to maintain cohesion within your team, but it will also support your team members to efficiently meet your outlined goals. 

2. Leaders are Expert Collaborators 

Capable leaders possess a keen skill for collaboration, which allows them to work cross-functionally across numerous specialties within their organization. Smartsheet.com proposes that a major component of a team leader’s collaboration strategy is actually coordination, which involves facilitating the group effort rather than making decisions for the group. This facilitation allows team members to feel included and supported within the team structure, further streamlining the achievement of your business goals.

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3. Leaders Are Culturally Intelligent 

It is crucial that leaders be aware of the cultural differences that exist within their team. When practicing cultural awareness, leaders are more likely to implement practices that promote inclusivity, while maintaining cultural sensitivity. To lead a successful and longevous business, it is important that your team members feel appreciated for the value they bring to the organization, both professionally and personally. 

4. Leaders Prioritize Inclusive Recruitment Processes 

Lastly, efficient leaders are strategic and considerate about the types of professionals they add to their team. As a leader, consider adopting a diversity-focused hiring and recruitment process. According to Fastcompany.com, the typical hiring process often relies on tapping into small pools of candidates from top technology programs or employee referrals, which “can yield a self-selected and homogenous group of candidates.” 

 

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