Need your work team to be more effective? Do not worry; you are not alone! Every workplace has the team building discussion! However, few workplaces understand how to create an experience where teamwork can develop a highly effective work team.
When you belong to a team, you want to feel part of the team so that you can complete task lager than yourself and personal well being. To establish a strong work team, the team as a whole and each member must understand the mission or objectives of your company.
Although everyone has specific job functions and belong to specific job departments, the bigger picture can be accomplished successfully and effectively. One huge mistake leaders make, that make team building activities fail, is never defining the team they want to build. Forming a general teamwork agenda is completely different from building an effective, driven and focused work team. We are here to give you a few great tips on how to make team-building activities successful.
- Make clear expectations. Have an executive leader clearly communicate expectations for the team’s performance and the desired outcomes. Let team members know exactly why the team was created. Are resources of people, time and money being used wisely and effectively? Are priorities of time, discussion, attention and interest made clear by executive leaders? When these tasks are made clear, your company will have clear performance expectations and you can measure your team’s development throughout the team building process.
- Commitment. To form an effective team, you have to make your team members believe in the cause. Do the people on the team really want to participate? Do they feel the team mission is important for the company’s development? Remember for team building to work, team members have to believe in the idea that their service is as valuable to your company as their own careers. Make your team members feel important by recognizing them for their contributions. Find ways for teamwork to develop team members’ skills, as well as the overall work team’s skills.
- Control. Find ways to give your team enough freedom and empowerment to feel enough ownership about the team project to successfully complete the task. But never forget to make clear team member boundaries. Never make a team task seem so competitive that strong teamwork vanishes.
For more team building tips read this article from Humanresources.about.com! Once done, plan a team building experience at ShadowLand Adventures!
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