Successful Team Building Strategies
These successful team building strategies are designed
to boost your team's
morale and support a new approach into building
performing team willing to overdeliver.
Things don't always go well. Team members don't
magically share the same vision and work for the same
goals. Building a high performing team is very rewarding but
requires a lot of planning and maintenance.
Team building strategies that work:
Create an organizational structure that enables all team
members to participate at all levels of decision making,
setting indicators to measure quality and performing.
When team members feel that they have ownership upon
processes and that they are equal players instead of followers,they are
more committed to accomplish.
Facilitate sessions that encourage group work,
participatory decisions and analysis. Click here for more details
Your working group becomes a team when you truly believe
that their collective efforts, their skills and abilities are special
For these team building strategies to work,
you must drop your hat as a
"boss", and become a facilitator. Create a climate for your team
members to analyze situations, provide solutions to problems
and make their own decisions.
You can make this possible by:
- Ensuring that your team members are well informed on
the company's mission, vision and goals.
- Your team has a well defined purpose of existing and
functioning, has developed clear objectives, with specific individual
roles, expectations and performance standards.
each person count
Every member of your team is unique. Each of them has
special abilities, different strengths and weaknesses that contribute
to the dynamics and the functioning of the team.
Take the time to know all your team members as
individuals with their spectrum of unique abilities and what they have
to offer to the team and the organization as a whole. Meet
with them informally, show genuine concern and
interest in their goals, careers and hobbies. Encourage them
to share their strengths, create
possibilities to develop their challenging areas. Build on their ideas
and suggestions and support their
Some managers do not consider communication as part of
team building strategies. Team Communication is
the key to molding a successful
working group, building positive spirit and showing consideration and
Facilitate an information system that eliminates delays.
Unclog channels and cut extra layers that may compromise your
team should be able to receive first-hand, fresh
and relevant information.
Keep them aware on what is happening in the organization
and their surroundings,how they are doing on their jobs and how their
performance relates to organizational goals.
Your information must be a quick update on a project or
a policy, a follow-up to a meeting or a session, an invitation to a
discussion. Your team members must feel safe and secure that the
information shared is to benefit them, to
continue keeping them as
partners and not to surprise them, threat them or discourage them.
Communication is a two-way street. You need to listen actively and show
your team members
that their opinions are not only heard but valued and appreciated.
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Provide opportunities for your team members to grow.
Revise their positions based on their special skills and allow them to
achieve their personal career goals.
By starting to apply these team building strategies you will definitely
see the results, but remember team building is a continues process and
not a one time activity.
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