What Makes A Good Team? Success
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford
Our last two blogs focused on the first two steps to creating a team: hiring the right people and ensuring those individuals are in the right roles. This month we focus on the third step: creating an environment for success. You’ve hired the right people and placed them in appropriate roles; now it’s time to nurture for success.
Our 3 key pieces of advice and perspective from our team’s real-world experience and education:
- Mutual respect: acknowledge that each team member possesses the abilities and expertise to accomplish required tasks.
- Common and aligned goals: ensure all team members understand and apply the Mission, Vision, and Values in all aspects of work.
- Open communication: fearlessly challenge and disagree with each other with an eye toward learning and change.
Much of the capacity to achieve respect, goal alignment, and open communication comes through social interaction. The recent shift to remote or hybrid work has dramatically impacted social interaction for many teams and companies. Whether your employees are in a physical office, working remotely, or in a hybrid situation, schedule time for everyone to connect – either as part of a recurring team meeting or a random “just for fun” event. This connection time allows team members to get to know each other and bond: two elements essential in building an environment for success.
The importance of building strong teams is increasing due to global events and their effect on the hiring market. As good as a business idea might be, it needs a diverse team working together to execute a shared business plan to succeed.
How can we help?
If you or your team need help to identify obstacles and challenges in your workplace situation, contact Theresa, or visit our Contact Us page to schedule a 30-minute Complimentary Conversation. Reaching a goal is a journey, and Success Trek is here to work alongside you.