Team Building Techniques -
5 Successful Techniques
following team building techniques are designed to help managers and
build strong, high-functioning teams that will improve productivity and
overall environment of a company.
Environment - Ensure that the work environment
is a pleasant and a safe one, so
that your team members have their belonging space, specific roles and
with clear expectations, in order to function as a part of the overall
structure of the company.
Setting – Set goals jointly with your team. Remember, team members are
devoted and inspired to achieve a goal in which they were involved
as opposed to being “served” with a goal. They will take ownership and
responsibility to work towards a shared goal. The best way to ensure
goals are being
met is to agree to the measurable indicators, right from the beginning.
goals must be SMART,
as this way is
to track and measure objectively.
– Share power and leadership with your team members, give them space to
provide solutions to problems, generate expertise and contribute to
achieve the vision of the company. Involve them in formal and informal
discussions; strategize and plan with them, use visual diagrams and tools to
facilitate and inspire new ideas and innovative approaches. Rotate the
role; give each of them a chance to show their strengths, to learn, to
and to take ownership upon the process.
and Appreciate – Respect and appreciation are two key factors that
and, inspire employees, to not only implement but to overdeliver. Do not make appreciation
an event, but do it consistently,
genuinely and fairly. Respecting
appreciating their contribution takes the relationship between managers
to a different level. Giving out incentives is a great way to recognize
contribution, but if it is not associated with genuine appreciation and
recognition it is not going to produce the desired outcomes.
Development – One of the best team building techniques that makes team
happily stick with their jobs is building their capacities and their
It is proven that, the better we get at what we do, the more we love
do. However, it is important, to not push development on them. Start
stretching their potential in a positive way and assigning tasks you
know they can
take on and succeed. Training and professional development are
beneficial for both
employees and managers. Training does not have to be a formal course.
time, in-house advice, recommended books and other resources are
Team Building Strategies
openly – Exchange information on
Co-Create little exciting
your team members to beat the routine, stimulate creativity and enrich
assess staff morale by listening to what excites them and to what bores
Always look for indicators of low morale such as; lateness, turnover,
to know your team members informally, you don’t have to get personal,
drink on a Friday night, or a team picnic, can definitely change the
your team members fairly, but recognize their individuality.
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