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How to create the experience of team work

Updated on October 14, 2014

A team is a group who unite around a particular task or objective.

Belonging to a team is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. A successful team funnels the energy of team members for the overall good of the organization.

Employers in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team and my team.

Work environments tend to focus on individuals and personal goals, with reward & recognition singling out the achievements of individual employees. Very few employers understand how to develop an effective team or how to create the experience of team work.

A competent team leader is focused on the goal, builds confidence of team members, sets priorities, demonstrates sufficient knowledge and manages performance through feedback. Successful teams are made up of a collection of effective individuals who are experienced, have problem solving ability and are action oriented. An effective team depends on how focused and clear the goal of the team is.

Team building improves interpersonal relations and social interactions. Team building can range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations which achieve results, meet goals and accomplish tasks. The culture of the organization must be conductive to team behavior. Competitiveness should be discouraged and collaboration should be encouraged to minimize conflict among team members.

Team building events are fun, interactive activities which address the issues that are inhibiting a positive and productive work environment. Team building events can be challenging activities which enable teams to reach their highest potential. A common vision for all team members is essential for team building and organisational success. Team building initiatives should be fun and engaging for all staff members and be relevant and meaningful for the team. Team building focuses on role clarification, interpersonal relationship management, goal setting and problem solving. Teams that are highly motivated and positive accomplish far more than teams that are struggling with morale.

All team members need to understand how their efforts are feeding into the larger objectives.
The participants need to be engaged and challenged through the process. Team building benefits include: self-development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to work closely together as a team. Allow for personality assessment amongst the team members so that they will have a better understanding of their working style, as well as their team mates.

Once a year team building programs can do a lot for boosting morale. Consider bringing in an experienced external facilitator to create an action plan to make the team building part of your everyday work. Using the same facilitator over successive programs can often give added traction to the event. Trust and understanding of the team is usually higher each successive event when using the same facilitator.

An experienced external facilitator will ensure that team building events are followed with meaningful workplace practice resulting in improvement within an organization as a result of team building events. An external facilitator offers a wide range of team building events, constantly upgraded to ensure variety so that the team members do not view such events as a waste of time. If an organization hosts team building events when individual goals and efforts are the norm with the organizational culture, the team building event will have no lasting impact.

Team building will increase efficiency, form interpersonal relationships, expedite change, and profit both the organisation and its staff members simultaneously.


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