Top Tips to Build a Winning Team! Creating a winning team is more than just picking a bunch of talented people to form a group, it’s about building a culture of teamwork, positivity, and continuous development so your team can work together to achieve excellence. Here are our Team Up Top Tips to Building a Winning Team.
Give your team a purpose
Define your team’s purpose, linking it to your organization’s vision to create a consistent message. Strong, successful teams are united in working together towards a shared goal. Reinforce your team purpose regularly to keep your team focused on the bigger picture. Set clear expectations and guidelines, and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Choose the right people
The key to building a winning team is handpicking a set of unique individuals with varying skill sets and perspectives who work together well. You want to select members who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise that you can trust to get the job done, people who complement each other and fill needed skills gaps in the team. Most importantly, you should aim to build a team of people who mesh together well and embody the team culture you wish to perpetuate.
Have an open communication policy
Be approachable and encourage your team to speak freely. Ask members of your team for occasional feedback to see what’s working and what’s not, and ensure that they are capable of receiving constructive feedback as well. Utilise an open, effective method for communication that works for everyone so that each person feels comfortable sharing ideas, solving problems, working through conflicts, and generating new ideas that will take your team to the top.
Build relationships that last outside of work
Promote opportunities for your team members to connect, with ideas such as work lunches, team bonding activities, and fun nights out. A team with strong relationships has more trust, shares more ideas, has a greater willingness to work together to solve problems, and is more helpful and supportive when a team member is in need. They will want to work harder to not let their team down and to share in the excitement of celebrating their successes together.
Provide opportunities for growth
Give your employees the resources and opportunities to grow and develop their strengths through one-on-one coaching, team building exercises, seminars, and plenty of motivating words. Let them have the freedom to stretch their limits, take risks, make mistakes – that’s how you spark innovation and get people to reach their ultimate potential. Promote those who are deserving to keep the best people in your organization; other team members will see that hard work and talent is rewarded and will work harder to achieve a similar result.
Set an example
Be hardworking, innovative, reliable, accountable. Lead by example to represent the principles you want them to emulate. Show your excitement about the project – your employees will pick up on your enthusiasm and will become excited too. Be a positive person; encouraging words will keep your staff happy and motivated so they will flourish and become their best selves. They will take their cues from you, so be a good role model of the behaviour and performance that you want your employees to mirror and you will inspire success in your team.
Now you’ve read our Top Tips to Building a Winning Team, you are on the pathway to creating a positive team culture within your organisation. At Team Up Events it is our goal to create value through inspiring moments of togetherness, unity, and teamwork through the delivery of world class team events, so that your staff understand and appreciate their individual importance and collective value to the organization to build a wining team. For more information contact one of our offices today on 0800 TEAM UP.