“Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision. It is the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. If is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”- Andrew Carnegie
Team building in required in every social setting- be it a social organization, a sports team or a corporate environment. The core element of team building understands people- their strengths and their ability to work with others. Experts say that team building is both an art and science and the leader who can consistently build high-performance teams is worth his weight in gold and for you to be that leader, here are six ways to build a strong team:
- Know how you work: Know your leadership style and techniques. As a leader, you need to make sure that you are leading from a position of authority, respectability, and flexibility.
- Know your Team: Always find time to get to know your team better. Know the strength of each team member, and qualities that can be developed and channelize them towards building their core strength.
- Define roles: Surprisingly, most people’s ideal role lie outside their job descriptions. Create roles that lead the team to be interconnected among themselves. A team should operate as a mosaic, fitting their strengths and differences together to create a complete, powerful picture.
- Give feedback: Feedback works as a great motivational force for people and is an essential way to communicate with your team and, therefore, should be given proactively and constantly.
- Acknowledge and Reward: Recognition and respect are something everyone seeks and as the leader, take the time to give your teammates the proper acknowledgement and reward they deserve. This will in turn motivate them to put in more effort and perform better.
- Celebrate: A team’s success is the leader’s success as well. So when there is an achievement, you must celebrate the success not only for yourself but for the team.
However, the sole success of a team leader cannot be just attributed to theoretical learning but also execution of that learning. Formal training along with real life experiences can build a successful leader therefore leading a successful team. Hybrid Distance Learning Programs with virtual classes and interactive workshops can take you a long way in understanding and learning about team building.