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21Aug

4 Steps in Making a Group into a Team

Posted by Pamela Swift in Teamwork

Article Contributed by Sia Hasan

Working together as a team at work can be the missing element your workplace needs to be a more efficient company. As a team, you’ll notice more productivity and positive thinking amongst coworkers due to the needed support amongst each other. Build up a team at work can help accomplish tasks that are long overdue or need more than one head at work to get it done. However, even though establishing teams at work can take cooperation, patience, and dedication, you’ll notice respect among your workers and a balanced atmosphere in the workplace on a constant basis to improve workflow.

  1. Explain the Benefits of Working Together

Meeting with your group and explaining what each person’s roles are can help increase productivity and motivation. One of the best ways to keep track of everyone’s roles and responsibilities is by using workflow management software. However, you should also ask for each team member to voice their own input on how to make your group more effective on a regular basis.

It’s important that you explain to your team how they benefit the company as a whole. Explaining how each member can contribute to the success of the business can help keep the team connected, positive, and productive.

  1. Lay Out Your Team Goals

Setting goals in place are a great way to help your team finish a project before a set deadline. Make sure that each team member knows what their role is in a project to help reach a goal in time. However, it’s wise that you put forth achievable goals to prevent stress or irritability among your team members if a goal is not reached in time.

When laying out your team’s goals you should talk to each person individually, as well as in a group, to make sure everyone is on the same page. This will help smoothen the workflow and allow you to get individual input on finishing the goal in time that you can share with the whole team. However, you should also plan routine meetings such as informal luncheons to help improve social connections among your team.

But, just as important keeping connections strong among your team, you should also ensure a reward that your group will be presented when they reach their goal. Although this can be anything, we suggest that you make it a team reward that they can share amongst each other.

  1. Learn to Respect Each Other

There are different levels of respect that your team members may feel for each other. While the group members may tolerate each other, for the good of the group, they must learn how to hold each other in high regard. This is the way to bring your team to the next level. Prioritize this type of high respect. Remember that respect is gained, it cannot be forced.

With respect, your team will be able to communicate with each other much more easily about business topics. Respect also means looking out for each other’s best interests and celebrating the successes of others.

  1. Communicate Effectively

This goes right along with respecting each other, as you cannot communicate well when there is no respect. The two aspects are intertwined as they both depend on the other. Respect is built on great communication and communication leads to deeper respect.

Communication is a skill and like all skills, it must be practiced and honed. This is one of the most important skills a person can have in the business world, but especially when working with others. This skill reaches across all aspects of business and will help you whether you manage rentals, do direct sales, or run a restaurant. This is the reason why it is so crucial for all team members to work on communicating effectively and courteously.

The key to maintaining any good relationship is open and honest communication, whether it be business or personal. Without communication, there are bound to be misunderstandings, resentment, and a lack of productivity. Each team member should work on building their communication skills. The team leader should also take it upon themselves to help any employee who is struggling with their communication.


 
 
 

 
 

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