Building effective teams is a major challenge every organization faces today around the globe. In the book – Team Renaissance: The Art, Science and Politics of Great Teams, Mr Richard E. Spoon mentions that, today companies are in a super rush to complete their projects. Due to this, they just hire some people, push them in a group together and build pressure without first finalizing their goals and responsibilities. This group then works without proper direction and that causes conflicts and stress within the team.
Tip 1: Proper direction and guidance is necessary to build stronger teams.
You won’t always get the right mix of people as your team, but in fact, as a leader, you need to blend your team together so that they collectively deliver excellent performance. However, to do this you need to weave feeling of empathy within your team. This increases the trust factor and simultaneous enhances their performance. Therefore, to build an effective team there has to be a good synergy between the members.
However, building a trust within the team is a big challenge. For this you need continuously follow following steps in a prolonged process.
3. As a leader, one has to avoid pointing mistakes, but rather help your employees improve.
Tip 3: Conduct fun and memorable team building activities that will create bonding and team collaboration.
Below are some examples of exciting and popular team building activities that will help you build a strong team;
Rules: It is an awesome 5-minute game that increases collaboration among the team members. Give any random, but meaningful object to one person in a team (Any one can volunteer for this role). This person has to act and demonstrate the use of the object so his team can guess – what it is. The demonstrator is not allowed to speak. One has to act and share cues with the team members.
This activity triggers creativity and inspires individuals to think innovatively.
Equipments Required: Pen / Pencil and Paper
This is a great team building exercise that motivates team members to gel up with each other. The quizzes help members to think out of the box and work collectively.
These activities help you build trust, develops communication and imparts the quality of effective listening.