Self-reliance is Always Good...But It Takes a Team for Business Success30 Oct, 2015 By: Sand Sinclair, Editor
Each year, as we strive to be self-reliant and capable of managing multi-work tasks in our individual sphere of responsibilities, it is equally important to understand and engage in your company’s team goals. The success of the company itself depends on it. If we monitor and measure actions that lead to results, we should be informed about the goals of the team - our co-workers - that performance. So this means helping others identify some short , mid and long term goals, and creating an environment where your sales reps and their managers are able to clearly see what it takes to attain them.
To aid in this team building process, consider planned monthly or quarterly activities that will help make your team more effective. These activities will engage your participants, reinforce your learning concepts, and build the cohesiveness of your team. Everyone then gets to be, as they say in America, “all on the same page.” This is the beginning of a corporate culture - thinking alike to represent, and achieve, the standards needed to result in the company’s overall success – while encouraging each employee’s ability to deliver quality work per task, per department, for the betterment of the whole (company).
To make your team building activity or team exercise live up to its true potential, consider integrating real-time work goals. There are 4 main types of team building activities: Communication activities (selling/managing conduct), problem solving and/or decision making activities, adaptability and/or planning activities, and activities that focus on building trust. The idea of team building is to set up session and "role play" with your team to learn new strategies that are both fun and challenging, and that result in the “side effect” of building skills that can help improve employee performance and productivity at the office.
If you haven't employed some of these strategies, what are you waiting for?