No Sweat Method For Building An Effective Team
Creating strong functioning teams can be a challenge. Have you had difficulties getting effective results?
Building a team is about respect, properly leveraging the strengths of each member and one-on-one “on-boarding” and respect by the team leader. You can make this process a lot more complicated, but without these elements you won’t achieve the significant success you really want.
- Members must respect each other: If dysfunction exists here, you then have a collection of individuals versus a team. You need to nurture and “weed” as required. Additionally, respect must be maintained towards the process. This is developed through a clear understanding of the project objectives and by a commitment of the team to achieving the goals.
- Properly leveraging the strengths of each member: Match team member best skills to the appropriate part of the project. This also means encouraging a pairing of complimentary skill sets. The team leader must facilitate this type of environment.
- One-on-one “on-boarding” and respect by the team leader: Meeting with members, one-on-one, to explain your vision and how you see that team member’s contribution is essential for clear engagement. It’s an opportunity to answer questions and to make adjustments based on the discussion. It’s also a first step in building respect for the individual member by the team leader.
Of course, there are other elements involved with building and leading an effective team. However, without these critical pieces you won’t reach the highest achievement level possible for your important projects.
The ultimate objective is having your team be successful while delivering their best work for your organization. As your project objective becomes more critical, this approach becomes more valuable.
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