One of the key things that leaders are pondering about is enhancing the performance and relationship of their key team members. According to performance indicators, effective teams always outperform people working individually, especially in insistent situations or when various skill-sets are required.
Today almost every organization has recognized the importance of team building and is trying hard to foster it in their work culture and workplace. Although building an effective team requires a full-fledged commitment to teamwork, and requires feedbacks and inputs from the managers to successfully foster it.
If your strategy lacks team building skills, your employees’ productivity gets limited, whereas if you are imbibing team building that means you are uniting your team for a common goal, which in turn, will improve the productivity. Here’s how:
Building brand’s trust and respect: By nurturing a team-centric environment, which is solely based on trust and respect, your business is moving towards a successful future. So the stronger the trust you have, the better the team will grow.
Stick to your words: If you are looking for high productivity and quality-oriented work, that means you are as good as your words. Always remember that you will get what you give. So if you are promising to solve any challenge, ensure that you are staying true to your promise. As when team will notice that you are a person to trust, they will follow you and will work hard to meet your team’s goals.
Organizing a meeting for your team: For improving teamwork, you need to help people in knowing each other better. By organizing in-person meetings for all your staff, you could help them in engaging well. When people have informal conversations, their relationship grows stronger. There are numerous ways of arranging informal meetings like inviting team to play certain games like cricket, football or basketball. These types of activities ignite team building and help people in getting friendly. And if players want to win, they will focus on team building and cooperation. In turn, this will result in creating a strong bond and real relationships.
Hire people through Team’s effort: If you are looking to hire a new team member, always discuss that with the respective team. And allow them to have conversations with the candidate at the time of interview as this will help them in knowing each other well if the candidate gets hired. If possible ask your team members to be a part of interview. Undoubtedly, experience and expertise are a crucial factor to hire a candidate — but the key qualities to hire is passion, personality and most importantly social skills that match with the team’s social skills.
Step 5: Set ground rules and principles for the team
You could begin officially by successfully establishing your team by creating team values and goals, as well as evaluating team’s performance along with the individual’s performance. Always ensure that you are including your team in the process, so that you should know what’s required and agree with it.
Team building is one of the key responsibilities that a manager possesses. It’s not something that could be achieved quickly and then elapsed. It’s an ongoing process that is required to be facilitated and guided. As this process will be viral, team members will start gaining trust and will start supporting each other to share their skill-sets and efforts to effectively complete your company’s goals.