You can use the following strategies to develop your team strength, and effectiveness:
- Understand Your Team
People have varying different needs and personalities. Know them, and help them know each other to build a happy team. Attending social events is a great way to build relationships as people open up more easily in a relaxed setting. Sharing some aspects of your personal life increases your likability, as it shows you are empathic, compassionate and authentic.
- A Shared Goal
Rally your people by inspiring them to follow a shared vision. A clearly identified destination can prevent people from pulling in different directions.
- Strong Team Skills
Your team has to develop the right skills to achieve its goals. A skill matrix can be a good start, with which you can audit your team members’ abilities and training needs, and match their skills to specific roles to create a more capable, motivated team. Remember, people learn best through daily hands-on experience.
- Connect virtually
With more people working remotely, you could be managing a virtual team, which makes it hard to build rapport among them. Your remote team members might feel isolated, so they will welcome opportunities for socializing “virtually,” improving skills and having fun, too! The key to effective team building lies in how its members communicate rather than in the technology they use.