Do you know how to build a powerful teamwork?
Here are 9 proven keys to successful Teamwork!
Why do some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional?
The success of a team is tied in with the culture of their organization.
1. The Team Is Clear About Its Mission
The team understands the goals and is committed to attaining them. This clear direction and agreement on purpose are essential for effective teamwork
2. The Team Environment Encourages Reasonable Risks
The team creates an environment in which people are comfortable taking reasonable risks in communicating, advocating positions, and taking actions
3. Respectful Communication Is the Norm
Communication is open and honest. People feel free to express their thoughts, opinions, and potential solutions to problems. People feel heard and listened to by team members, who are attempting to understand. Team members ask questions for clarity and spend their time listening deeply
4. Strong Sense of Group Commitment
Team members have a strong sense of belonging to the group. They experience a deep commitment to the group’s actions
5. Creativity and Innovation Are also the Norms
Different viewpoints are expected and encouraged. Comments such as, “we already tried that and it didn’t work” and “what a dumb idea” are not allowed or supported.
6. Engages in Continuous Improvement
The team is able to constantly examine itself and improve its processes, practices, and interactions. The team openly discusses norms and what may be hindering its ability to move forward and progress in effort, talent, and strategy
7. Solves Problems and Conflicts
The team has agreed upon procedures for diagnosing, analyzing, and resolving conflicts
8. Practices Participative Leadership
Leadership is practiced in leading meetings, assigning tasks, recording commitments, assessing progress, holding members accountable, and providing direction
9. Makes High Quality Decisions
Members make high quality decisions together and gain the support and commitment of the group to carry out the decisions made and to accomplish and communicate the team’s progress and success!