Secrets of successful teams

Being a success is not always to be a success individually. In fact, most of the times we achieve our successes as part of a team. We are all part of teams. Our family is a team. Our place of work is a team. The community groups we belong to are teams. Sometimes we are the team leader or “coach,” while other times we fulfill the role of follower, or “player.

Some principles of successful teams

Communication Leader
The leader needs to communicate the vision. If they are setting the pace, they need to let people know where they are going so that the team can follow.  He/She communicates the vision frequently, so as to always be updating the team as to where they are at and what changes need to be made.

Team
Watch a good basketball team. They are talking to each other all of the time. Helping one another out, encouraging one another, praising one another, and telling each other how they can make changes so the same mistakes aren’t made again. The same is true of successful teams in the professional world and in life in general.

Excellence
Great teams are the ones that are committed to excellence. In everything they do, their goal is to achieve at the highest level. And this commitment is held throughout the team and at every level. A successful team cannot have members who are not committed to excellence because in the end they will become the weak link.

Followership

Good teams are filled with people who are committed to following and getting the job done.

 

Understanding Roles

Every team works best when their members have clearly defined and understood roles. Some do one thing, others do another. One isn’t better or more important than the other, just different.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Every team member has strengths and weaknesses. The successful teams are those who on a regular and consistent basis enable the members to operate out of their strengths and not out of their weaknesses. And what is one person’s strengths will cover another’s weakness.

Fun

The team that plays together stays together. Is your team all work and no play? If you’re smart, that will change. Get your team out of the office once a month and go have some fun. Enjoy one another.

Common Goals and Vision

I have found that these need to have three aspects. Short, simple and clear. Can you say it in less than 30 seconds? Is it simple? Can you and others understand it? Does the team all know what they are working together for?

Appreciation

All through the “game,” successful teams appreciate one another and show it in a variety of ways.

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  by Chris Widener


Fonte: http://www.woopidoo.com/articles/chriswidener/successful-teams.htm

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