Are you looking for ways to build a winning team at your company? If yes, we are here to help by providing three tips on building a winning team. Read below to get started.
The Difference Between A Team And A Group
Before you build a winning team, you need to know the difference between a team and a group. A team is interdependent (depend on one another for information, services and product to achieve a goal) and share leadership roles. A group has one leader, usually a manager or supervisor, who gives everyone specific duties to accomplish for the group. Groups have an overall effort to meet a goal but they are never teams. A group can never set the same expectation as a team because of this difference.
The following tips will help you build a successful team:
Lay Out Your Foundation Before You Build A Team
Successful teams take the time out to lay a rock-solid foundation that forms a common framework everyone should follow. To build a winning team you need team infrastructure and team dynamics. Get answers to the following questions:
ØWhat is the purpose of the team?
Ø What is the purpose of the function in relation to your company’s business goals?
Ø What is the team goal?
Make Sure Your Team Knows the Four Stages of Development
The four stages of development are forming, storming, norming and performing. Teach your team about turnover and change that varies based on progress and digress. Ask your team what stage of development do they feel they will be from the start and what needs to be done to reach higher stages of development.
Know Your Team Pulse
You can discover the pulse of your team by conducting a survey on what the team believes is important for team function and interactions. Topics that should be on the survey are the following:
Ø Conflict Resolution
Be sure you also promote frank discussion during team building about what is working and what is not working.
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