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Can you achieve business success is focused only on yourself, your resources, and knowledge? Yes, of course. However, the effort that such a single person has to put in maybe disproportionate to the results it is to deliver. Working in a group with other people brings better results on a business, social, and emotional level.
When starting to build a team, it is worth considering what a team is? The simplest definition of a couple of employees assumes a fixed group of people working together. A team can be composed of various numbers of people. However, its members must have skills that complement each other and help achieve the goal. Therefore, it is the goal that is the primary motivation to act in the group. Each team member should make a personal contribution to its achievement and adhere to the team's division of work and tasks. It is essential to be responsible for decisions taken together and their consequences. It should be noted that not every group of people can become a team. To be able to speak of a syndrome, specific criteria must be met. It is all about a common goal, positive cooperation, and mutual support.
So what's the recipe for a good team?
Building a team is a process and resembles a visit to the kitchen, where the ingredients, the way of preparing the dish, the oven temperature, or the chef's involvement - determine the quality of the dish. They can delight, but also, despite a good recipe, not always come out perfectly. However, it is definitely worth taking care of 4 main elements of an efficient team:
When a training participant returns from training - how to ensure the effectiveness of implementing competencies at work?
Roles in the team
When building a winning team of employees, you must include people who will have the appropriate skills, competencies, and personality traits. They will decide who will take what role in the group and how they will behave in it. A team role is a tendency towards specific reactions, ways of working and interacting with others. It includes the social dimension of a given person's team activities and their particular predispositions in carrying out tasks. Each role in the team has both strengths and weaknesses. Similarly, it can contribute to the group's development or the conflicts or frustrations within them. Therefore, individual roles are significant for the functioning of the team as a whole.
We divided the roles due to how people behave in social situations. Moreover, they distinguished three types of functions:
task-oriented - behavior focused on the implementation of tasks in a group,
interpersonal - behaviors that build a good atmosphere in the group,
dysfunctional and ego-focused - behaviors that weaken the team, act destructively, disrupt the implementation of tasks, and focus on a given individual's individual needs rather than the team's goals.
He often gets a mission to achieve ambitious business goals expected to bring tangible benefits to the organization. It would be good for him to have adequate knowledge about the market, competitors' activities, company strategy, management board expectations, an appropriate set of managerial and personal competencies - on which he will build his boss and team authority. The vision of the manager's team and the strategy of its operation are also important, so that they know who and what they need, what actions they must take - to ensure results for themselves, the team, and the company, create opportunities for success for themselves and their subordinates.
The team must have the right people with specific potential and talents who are ready to learn and develop, cooperate, and take responsibility for themselves and the group. Research of various organizations often shows that team members' personality traits and character are now more important than their high business competencies or substantive knowledge. These can be learned relatively quickly, and personality dysfunctions are often an essential obstacle in teamwork, building relationships, or engaging in joint projects, ultimately translating into business results and the entire team's functioning.
It is worth it for the leader and the team to develop values based on which they want to cooperate, the principles of being a team member. It is also essential: knowledge about mutual needs and expectations, talents, values, and experiences that everyone brings to the team to build its strength.
Other elements necessary in teamwork are: mutual trust, openness to diversity, dialogue and listening, promotion of cooperation and knowledge exchange, clearly defined roles and responsibilities of individual people, specific methods of conflict resolution and coping with challenges in the group, developed methods of support and mutual assistance.
Everyone in the team must also have a sense of being part of such a group, understanding team goals and taking shared responsibility for them, and implementing their individual plans, which affect the primary goal and colleagues' work.