A Handful of Tips 40 – Team Building

A Handful of Tips 40 –

                     Team Building

 

Five of the best tips on ways to build a team

 

Good results can be achieved when you design and select a balanced working team. Team members  should  be given freedom to operate in their own way  and should not be pressured into making hasty decisions.

 

                  

1. Decide on the type of team you want

 

Teams  take many different forms.

 

Do you require a work team, a management team, a research team or a problem-solving team?

Are you forming a sports team, a committee, an audit team or a virtual team?

                  

2. Select competent people with the necessary skills

 

Team members should be balanced in knowledge and skills.

 

Choose people who are motivated and compatible with the other team members.

 

3. Give clear instructions

 

Set goals that all team members understand.  

 

Roles and rules must be clearly spelt out. They must be realistic and negotiable.

 

Give instructions verbally and in writing.

 

Teams should be empowered to do things their way and not be heavily supervised.

 

4. Appoint an enthusiastic leader

 

Make the job challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

 

An enthusiastic leader encourages the team to do their best work and enjoy it. Enthusiasm is contagious.

 

Allow time for teams to build and develop.

 

5. Make the team experience educational and rewarding

 

Members should be allowed to express their own ideas freely. They should be co-operative and enjoy the company of other members.

 

Friendly competition between teams can stimulate people to increase their efforts while developing a strong team spirit.

 

Team work should be more ‘we’ and less ‘me’.

 

 

-Geoffrey

 

 

People with the skills to set up effective teams are winning the top jobs.”

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