Team Building For Optimal Productivity

Team Building for Optimal Productivity Brainstorming Session at AllenReed

The success of every organization is dependent on its employees, the ability of employees to contribute efficiently.

Employees are the assets of every organization and its success is directly proportional to the hard work every employee puts in as no employee can work in isolation.

Teams are essential to make an organization a better place to work.

Teams are formed when individuals with similar objectives come together to work for a common goal. Teams play a very important role in organizations.

Lapses cannot be avoided in a team but the essence of teams is to complement each other lapses in ways that are not easily noticeable.

Teamwork brings employees closer to each other and makes them comfortable within the work environment.

People are not entirely happy because of money, people want to connect with purpose and setting clear purpose ad goal is essential to building an efficient team

Teams are a fundamental tool for organizing work in today's business clime, teams are an effective tool of motivation. It is important to always remember that teams develop and mature over a period of time.

Team development creates a captivating atmosphere by encouraging co-operation, teamwork, interdependence and by building trust among team members.

You don't need everyone, you need a team.


WHAT IS A TEAM?

A team is defined as a group of people working together to achieve a common goal.


WHAT IS TEAMWORK?

Appropriate individual talents + Positive team spirit = RESULTS


WHY TEAMWORK

Together everyone achieves more.

The only thing that has ever brought about sustainable change, is a small group of people working together committedly.


TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Enhancement of workgroups by improving goals and setting clear team member roles for organizational and interpersonal engages.


STAGES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Forming

Storming

Norming

Performing

How long a team lasts depends on how long the group is together and the nature of the task

Teams are dynamic, not a fixed entity


FORMING A TEAM –STAGE 1

In creating a team, the team needs to come up with is own goal and objectives

This goal has to be personal to everyone, so they can easily buy-in


STAGE 2 STORMING

•At this stage communication is important.

•Tensions will increase

•Value and respect diversity


STAGE 3-NORMING

  • People begin to recognize the ways in which they are alike.
  • They get a more social good time for training if applicable.
  • The group needs to stay focused on the goal
  • There is conflict resolution
  • There is greater involvement of team members


STAGE 4- PERFORMING

  • Energy is now directed towards the task
  • Time to determine channels and foster coordination
  • Attention is given to team processes
  • Recognize performance and acknowledge excellence
  • It is a wrong time to introduce new members as this action will take the team back to the forming stage


IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK

•To maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses in individual team members

•To accomplish tasks at a faster pace

•To encourage healthy competition

•To Improve relationship among team members

•Shared knowledge results in growth among team members


FACTORS CRITICAL FOR EFFECTIVE TEAM BUILDING

•Team Vision

•Team Goals

•Team Structure

•Team Members roles

•Datelines For Delivery


PEOPLE YOU SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR TEAM

HARES

•Ideas people

•Creative types, bad at follow-through

•They love to explore and find new ideas

•They don't care if the ideas are good or not

•They usually get bored once the idea is defined or after anything practical has been done.


OWLS

•Good planners and go-getters

•Extraordinary coordinators and organizers

•Good at drawing up detailed plans

•Great at defining practical steps and prioritizing tasks

•Good at directing teams and getting people on board.


TORTOISE

•Team critics. They don't criticize to destroy but to make better

•They are also seen as team deviants

• Cautious types who pay attention to details

• They are objective

• Sometimes, they do not have solutions to their criticism


SQUIRRELS

•Energetic and strong team players

•Fast executioners

•Good at following step by step

• Fast and great marketers


GROWING YOUR TEAM

•Develop team members

•Motivate team members

•Add key team members

•Change the leadership

•Remove ineffective members


TEAMWORK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

•Not everyone WILL take the journey

•Not everyone SHOULD take the journey

•Not everyone CAN take the journey


HOW TO IDENTIFY WEAK LINKS

•Can't keep the pace with team members

•Don't grow in the area of responsibility

•Don't see the Big Picture

•Won't work on personal weaknesses

•Won't work with the rest of the team

•Can't fulfill expectations for their area


IMPACT OF WEAK LINKS

•The stronger members identify the weak ones

•The stronger members have to help the weak ones

•The stronger members come to resent the weak ones

•The stronger members become less effective

•The stronger members question the leader's ability to lead the team


WHAT TO DO WITH WEAK LINKS

Train them OR Trade them

You lose the respect of the best when you don't deal with the worst


CORRECTLY PLACING PEOPLE

•Wrong Person / Wrong place = Regression

•Wrong Person / Right Place= Frustration

•Right Person/ Wrong Place =Confusion

•Right Person / RightPlace = Progression

•Right Persons / Right Places = Multiplication


Correctly Placing People- 6 P's

•Personality

•Passion

•Pattern

•Potential

•Profile

•Placement

Shared values can help a team become more connected and more effective


HOW TO INVEST IN YOUR TEAM

•Make the decision to build a team

•Gather the best team members possible

•Pay the price to develop the team

•Do things together as a team

•Empower team members with responsibility and authority

•Give credit for the success of the team

•Watch to see that the investment in the team is paying off

•Stop investing in players who don't grow

•Create opportunities for the team

•Give the team the best possible chance to succeed


Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success James Hunton

Where there is a will there is a way, where there is a team, there is more than one way - Anonymous

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