What Makes for Team Success?

TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. We know it to be true but aren’t always sure how to make it a reality. There are many key traits of successful teams. Let’s just look at a few. At the start it is important to focus on roles. Be sure you are hiring the right people to help your team. You don’t want just a warm body but rather someone who can complement the skills of those people who are already making your team successful.

Get to know each other. Knowing each person’s strengths and weaknesses can help the team grow. It will also help you know who to go to for what. It has also been suggested that you get to know people on a personal level. This doesn’t mean that the person on your team has to be your best friend but getting to know them outside the restrictions of the office can build relationships. According to a recent Entrepreneur article “Getting to know the people you work with helps you understand their style of work and how to have constructive discussions with them on tough days.”

Set goals. I have written about and taught goal setting as a large part of my business. Goal setting helps you set a direction for what you want to accomplish and outlines the steps of how you are going to get there. Individual and team goals should be in alignment so everyone is working on the right things to propel the organization forward.

Probably the most important thing to do is communicate. Enough cannot be said about the importance of clear communication. Get to know each person’s preferred communication style. Is it to walk by their desk/cube and chat? Call them? Send them an email or text? Getting clarity on communication will be an asset to building team success.

What makes your team successful?

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