Ideas for building a team
While there may be no such thing as a Ã¢ÂÂperfect team,Ã¢ÂÂ it is something all CEOs and leaders strive to achieve in the workplace. Getting a team of people from different backgrounds, with various skill sets, who can communicate effectively with each other, and Ã¢ÂÂ better yet Ã¢ÂÂ who enjoy working together is the ultimate goal.
How do you build this kind of team? An article on Inc.com gives 10 Ã¢ÂÂingredients.Ã¢ÂÂ Here are some of my favorites:
- When meeting on a certain topic or project, let each person know why they were invited and what they are expected to contribute.
- Make sure folks know communication happens in more than one way. Team members can converse openly with one another, in a group or one on one.
- Invite people who are passionate about the subject matter, regardless of their defined role in the organization.
- Allow individuals to take ownership and control of certain parts of a project so they have a sense of responsibility and accountability for the outcome.
Of course, success for any team depends quite a bit on leadership. Forbes contributor Glenn Llopis discusses our impact on the teams we lead and how we can build teams that will last:
- Know your leadership style and how you work. Be ready to correct or modify your approach.
- Make sure you know how your team members think and what motivates them.
- Continuously clarify roles and responsibilities.
- Be ready to acknowledge and reward team members.
- Always celebrate success.
These are some terrific ideas for building a team.Â Have other recommendations?Â Please let us know.
Have a terrific Thanksgiving!