If you have something in mind whether it’s being an entrepreneur or an organization, the most challenging part is to find good and competitive people to make your team. Team building is a technique with the purpose to help workgroups by improving the quality of their member’s interpersonal relations as well as their skills. Team building includes goal setting, collaboration, support, motivation, solution, skill training, and coaching.
On the road to your success, there will be so many people who will be approaching you wanting to join your team, wanting to work with you, or work for you. But you have to choose wisely. The following points can help you find people to make a successful team
- Check History
It’s not a bad idea to check history, somebody’s qualifications and experience to do the job. A person with relevant qualification and experience is more suitable for obvious reasons. Just take a look and don’t go into too much detail.
- Check interest
Sometimes people can fake their interests to get the job but if you have been a leader for a while, you can be a pretty good judge of whether or not somebody is faking you out on true interest. And you just have to have some face-to-face conversation to check out to the best of your ability.
- Check integrity and character
A person’s response to workload quickly illustrates his philosophy as a person only responds based on what he knows and his attitude and philosophy are so bound up.
Teammates must understand the importance of “respect” as well. Respect yourself and respect the other person. Start respecting everybody else’s work, your work, everyone else’s role in the office, and your role in the office. It’s very important as once you do that people start trusting you and you will start trusting people that will lead to the formation of a good bond. No team in the world can function without a good bond.
- Check Culture
It is important to understand that when you go to a certain point, the company is no longer just about you and that you are not the main driver of the business anymore. Now you are relying on your team, the talents that you have hired. And when it comes to people, culture, it’s the glue it’s how people work, how they operate, how they think, how they view your corporation. When you have a small team, they can easily be governed by rules and regulations but when you have a big organization, then your people are governed by culture. With the right people, with the right culture, everything works. So culture is how your team and your people will operate without you being there.
- Check results
You can judge the individual by his results. Results must match the quality. There are two parts to the results.
- Activity results
Sometimes we don’t ask for productivity right away, all we ask for first is activity and it is pretty easy to check activity. If the result of the activity of the first week is not good, those have got to be signal clues. Now you might try another week and you have got to be the judge. It is very important how far you go in putting a team together with somebody’s lack of precise activity.
The ultimate test of quality and successful team is productivity i.e., measurable progress in a reasonable time. As a leader you have got to learn to measure results, productivity, and activity; that is the skill of your leadership. Be upfront in team-building with what you expect. Don’t let the surprises come later, put it upfront.
One of the things that you must make clear while building a team is when you are bringing somebody on board you have to acknowledge their efforts and reward them accordingly. Like if you take these steps we will achieve this but if you don’t move, you don’t move. It is very important to make it clear because everybody needs to pay. Even if the payment is only a token it has to be paid.
Companies encourage their employees to work together because studies show that teams tend to innovate faster, achieve higher productivity, see mistakes more quickly and find better solutions to problems yet not every team is successful. One of the theories suggests that may be best team had members who liked each other a lot or there was a healthy mix of personality types but there is no evidence that a mix of specific personality types or skills made any difference. According to recent studies, it was observed mostly the best teams shared the following points
- Equality in the distribution of conversational turn-taking
It is important for everyone to everyone got a chance to participate and as a team, you will work wonders. On the other hand, if only selective people spoke all the time, the collective intelligence declined
- High average social sensitivity
The good teams all had high average social sensitivity i.e., they were skilled at reading how others felt based on their tone of voice, and their expression in other non-verbal cues.
Stages of team building
A team takes time and effort, do not expect a group of people to work together smoothly for the first time without proper leadership and management skills. You will not be able to build an exceptional team from the very start. Communication among the members is also very important when developing a team. The following are five essential stages that a business goes through during team development
- Forming stage
In the first stage, members are getting to know each other, they are trying to understand the roles that must be taken and the goals that are addressed to achieve. The leader at this point is working together with the colleagues directing them to what this is all about.
- Storming stage
In this stage, conflict arises among members as they get uncomfortable with their colleagues’ competition for roles and leadership arises. Differences in perspectives and experiences collide with each other. At this point, the leader steps in to reduce tension.
- Norming stage
In this stage, members are starting to communicate together. Trust is starting to build among them. By now everyone knows what their role is. Leaders at this point are settling communications between members enabling the start of stable teamwork.
- Performing stage
A high level of communication, understanding, and trust has been achieved between the team members. Individuals are working together efficiently to achieve their common goal. Decision-making collaboration, motivation, and effective development are happening here. At this point, leaders offer gratitude to the members individually and also as a team for their striving performances.
- Adjourning stage
In this last stage, the delegated roles have either been completed effectively or not, the goal has been achieved or not, according to the accomplishments the team either becomes permanent or temporary. Some members are forced to go back to their early stages due to their incapability of achieving what was desired while others remain as a stable team taking on more responsibilities on future projects.
The team development goes through five stages where you lead your employees to joint effort achieving a hardworking, trustful, and excelling teamwork, similar to achieving a valuable jump for your business over the years of taking care of its value increases, thus giving prosperity to its owner
Importance of building an effective team
In a team, different members of a group work effectively to increase productivity and performance
- Teamwork creates a smoother and looser structure
In any organization, teamwork develops a friendly environment where leaders work together as a team to build a strong bond between the members
- Teamwork encourages flexibility
By working together, different perspectives are considered thus allowing the business to respond to change faster
- Teamwork enhances problem-solving
Teamwork enhances problem-solving by combining different abilities and allows new ideas to flourish.
- Teamwork improves productivity
It enhances productivity since the performance and knowledge of an individual is limited compared with a group of varied skillsets
- Teamwork motivates the workforce
Teamwork creates a healthy environment among the team members which is essential given that most people spend time with their colleagues more than they do with their friends. Smart individuals learn how to work well within a team since that is becoming more and more important in all fields of work.
To achieve your dream you need a group of people working for you other than your leadership skills. It is a very challenging task to develop a team but when you get a group of competitive people then the real journey towards success and productivity starts. It’s really important to get a good team as your service might change, technology might change but if your people are resourceful, they can pivot, can adapt. Great teamwork means great performance when it is managed well.