?Once teams are organized they must develop the team mission statement. This will
allow them to accomplish their assigned task. Once you have communicated your
goals and looked at how you will measure the progress and outcomes you are on your
way to accomplishing your task.
Is the team empowered to accomplish what it has been assigned? Are any boundaries
and limitations understood? Is the team committed to working together? Are the
responsibilities of the team members defined? Develop methods to provide feedback
and performance updates to team members. Team building will not be successful if
conflicts or issues are not addressed and resolved.
Is the company providing the resources to demonstrate its commitment to team
building? Is there recognition or rewards provided with a team are successful?
Successful team building will not be realized if team members point fingers at each
other when something goes wrong. Resolving issues that arise measures the true
success of a team!
Is there a central team that coordinated the team and assists them in becoming
successful? Priorities need to be set and resources allocated in a methodical manner.
Teams need to understand the process the company expects to be successful.
There may need to be a change in the culture of the organization for team building
efforts to be successful. The team approach is different from a traditional, hierarchical
organization structure. Organizations need to understand that how it hires, appraises,
recognized, rewards, motivates and manages its people has a major impact on its
Team Building will not be successful if conflicts or issues are not addressed and
resolved. There may need to be a change in the culture of the organization for team
building efforts to be successful.
John Petersons has been contributing to leading magazines for the past 10 years.