Team Building Skills
Team Building Skills are essential for your
effectiveness as a manager. Molding
a group of people into a coherent, synergetic team requires a good
understanding of the importance of team building as well as a good
attitude, careful planning and consistency.
Embrace participatory team strategies that value the
uniqueness of every individual and deliver outstanding results.
This section offers a comprehensive approach to some
team building strategies and approaches that will enhance you
team building skills effectively.
Teams just don't happen - they need hard work
and consistency to be built and maintained. The best way to make sure a
team stays focused is to set goals and objectives. Goals and
objectives provide a framework of what is expected to be achieved
within an agreed time-line. They also motivate people to achieve and
Here are a
few steps on how to set successful team goals:
Define goals and objectives and agree on them jointly with your team
members. People feel more committed to achieve something that
they contributed and produced on their own.
Jointly identify indicators to measure progress. Try to set as tangible
indicators as possible. The more specific the indicators, the easier
it will be to measure achievement. For intangible indicators
agree on a criteria that would equally apply to all goals.
Agree on realistic time-lines.
When setting goals,
make them SMART,
achievable but challenging. Stretching your team members potential is
part of their personal
development. Ensure, goals are realistic based on the
capacity of each team member. Unrealistic goals are very demotivating.
Let team members plan and strategise on their own about how to achieve
Review progress regularly
Quick Tips on Team
• Always be open to learn new skills and approaches on team leadership.
• Be aware of assignments and workload of each individual in the team
and give them
all an appropriate amount of attention.
• Be aware of people’s needs and motives – including your own.
• Customize your motivation approaches – remember not everyone is
motivated by the same things.
•Give recognition wherever possible.
• Work as a team.
• Jointly set objectives with the team.
• Monitor performance by whether objectives are being met, and give
recognition where possible.
tips on Team Building Skills
Get to know
your team members.
them to be involved and contribute in the planning
and implementation process.
their skill development. Be a coach to them!
people’s achievements and contributions.
any criticism constructive.
Free Team Building
Building in the Workplace
Management & Leadership
on the Board: The 5-Part System for Building Skills, Teams and
for Self-Directed Team Members
The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals
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