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Building your Dream Team

Author: Keltram Group | Date Published: 20 March 2013 15h30 | Article Release

The right combination of people within a team is paramount to the success of any business. When staff are employed, they are done so for their skill, talents and experience. However more often than not, over time, teams do not seem to gel as well as they originally had. This is often when things start falling apart at the seams. For whatever reason, conflict arises and team dynamics are affected.

How to identify problems within your team

Team conflict is often one of the biggest causes of a team falling apart. This usually stems from varying issues:

The above 3 aspects are probably the most common issues within any team or working environment. If these problems do exist, it is important to work through them and eradicate the bad habits and existing problems from your team. Strategic team building is a great way of doing this however clear goals and objectives need to be set beforehand.

Having a team leader

Team leaders are often chosen because they have the qualities needed to work well with different personalities. This is important in order to motivate individuals and encourage positive team dynamics and productivity.

More so, team leaders are the people who will help you build your dream team.  They are the people who are on the floor or sitting among business employees every day so naturally they will have the information that you need to get your team moving in the right direction.

How do we do this?

It is the team leader’s responsibility to point out which talents and/ or skills might be missing. This is potentially the most important point that needs to be addressed. Not enough skill could seriously affect the quality of productivity. However there are various other aspects that need to be addressed too:

  • Do you have the right people AND are your employees being utilised as best possible?
  • Anticipating change (people need to be promoted, business shifts etc)
  • Anticipating growth (as business grows, more employees are needed: this affects team dynamics)
  • Plan ahead of time
  • Create a visual plan so that team members know what is expected, what the goals are and where you currently are

The last point may in fact be the post important ingredient to building a dream team. Everyone in the team needs to have a current and realistic image of the direction in which the team and business are expected to start heading. Coming into the office everyday and getting one’s work done, is certainly not going to assist in creating enthusiasm and excitement. It is the role of team leaders and management to ensure that there is a clear goal or various small goals in place (part of planning ahead of time).

These might be the core components involved in creating that dream team you have always hoped for however maintaining the team and enthusiasm is an ongoing process.

Find out more about maintaining a positive energy within your dream team.

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