Here at Prosio Communications, we are big believers that teamwork really does make the dream work. Not only does a high-functioning team achieve the best results, a great team is a pleasure to work with. In fact, work becomes motivating, fun and rewarding when you’re surrounded by a great team. Here are four things you can focus on that will have you on your way to cultivating your own “dream team”:
Enforcing Team Purpose
Creating and implementing a clear team vision is vital to any team. This can be the same or similar as your company’s mission statement, but the bigger the company, the more specific the team vision should be. Don’t worry about delving too deep – the purpose is to bring everyone together with one common goal. Keep it motivating by using simple, dynamic language that will inspire the team to pull together for bigger and greater things.
Break down responsibilities so that each team member knows exactly how their role feeds into the vision. Communicate with your team and be clear on what each individual’s responsibility is and how their role contributes to the team’s performance. By outlining how an employee’s achievements contribute to the team vision, you are setting up an environment that will encourage your staff to become better team players.
Build a Positive Culture
Team building events are a great way to create a positive company culture and help employees get to know one another outside of the office. Find creative situations that encourage team members to rely on each other to get the job done – activities such as an escape/puzzle room or scavenger hunts can be a great way to not only get to know one another, but encourage employees to work together to achieve a common goal.
Weekly or monthly team meetings are a great way for staff to come together and hash out client issues, brainstorm on a problem, or give praise to fellow employees. Whether it is a weekly team brainstorming session or smaller group meetings, allowing your team the opportunity to collaborate will tell your staff that their feedback is welcomed.
As your company culture develops, it will determine how team members interact with each other. A positive and supportive team environment will help team members not only respect, but encourage and motivate one another. Are there any new and interesting ways to you’ve used to promote teamwork in the workplace? Let us know!