Build teams because you need to tap the talents and skills of others to be successful. You need to enlist others to your vision and mission. Teams will multiply your results for minimum of efforts.
Team Building for Winning Performance
Team building can help you solve these challenges.
Do you have nonteam players?
Find practical ways to influence them to value teamwork.
One good advice is to accept that nonplayers aren’t necessarily bad people. Oftentimes, they have good intentions.
Speak to them — and leave them okay as a person after your conversation.
Do you have team members who are too busy for teamwork?
This is true for many organizations. The closest event they have for “team building” is an outing done once a year (or every three years!) where they compete against each other.
This is typically an ineffective way of building a team, but this is one that many employees experience.
Of course, we all have the same number of hours everyday. Team building isn’t an interruption to daily work.
In this website, I will show you how to make your team members understand that team building is a strategy to make your work faster for less time. That team building should give us more time for ourselves and our families.
Do you have team members who are laggards and deadwoods?
It is disheartening to work hard while others are not, especially if they enjoy the same rewards as the rest of the team. L
earn how to align their actions to the motivations of the team. In this website, you will find simple suggestions on how to manage performance.
Do personality conflicts hinder productivity and high performance among team members?
You can manage conflict effectively — and turn conflict into growth opportunities. Give feedback and become assertive when communicating with your teammates.
Do you have knowledge hogs?
I suggest that you examine your rewards system.
In many organizations, rewards systems encourage cheating and in-fighting. I will help you audit your reward system through articles I will write in this website. You watch out for them.
Do you have team members who do not demonstrate a sense to personal accountability?
You know that each person is accountable for results.
However, in most team building programs I have conducted, I discovered that the main problems of members are “other members” who do not have sense to personal accountability.
The “other members” are always the source of team problems.
There are many things we need to consider when building a team. You cannot accomplish all of them in one day.
And you cannot accomplish any of them when all you do every year is hold three-hour team building, divide your team into color groups, and have them compete for mysterious prizes.
I know of many companies who allocate money for prizes because members do not attend when they do not dangle money.
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I also consult for organizations who need assistance in team development programs. And I believe you already know that I also train team building facilitators nationwide. When you need my help, you can contact me. You can use the contact form in this website.