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The concept of leadership teams can be exceptionally beneficial for companies where the
manager-employee ratio is unbalanced or for companies wanting to encourage and promote employees.
These teams consist of individuals eager to learn and serve as leaders. They are not any
other employee's "boss", merely someone who can be turned to when faced with a difficult challenge.
Many companies are finding that leadership teams are an excellent way for better communication since some
employees feel more to open to discuss certain aspects of their jobs.
These teams also show other employees that the company encourages leadership and career
development, and are able to provide other employees with the needed tools or instruction to make sound business decisions.
Often when a manager is unable to attend an important meeting or give a presentation, a member
of the leadership team will step up, providing needed assistance to the manager.
Typically, the members volunteer for this position, which must be approved by management.
This setup allows a wide range of people in the organization to experience
a new level of responsibility by being part of the leadership team, thereby building his or her confidence and ability.