The last year has presented some interesting challenges in the workplace, to say the least. One of the biggest has been staying connected with team members and fostering a team mentality when office life was upended. It’s reaffirmed how important effective teamwork is (it really is the core of every successful business!) and how it’s essential to continually foster and nurture a strong team mentality.
When it comes to building a strong team, perfection is not the goal – effectiveness is! There is no cookie-cutter approach to building a successful team, but experience has shown that certain characteristics are key. Here’s a look at a few:
- Commitment to roles based on team members’ strengths and areas of expertise
- Goal-oriented mindset to improve productivity and increase efficiency
- Diverse perspectives and experiences to encourage creativity and motivation
- Shared culture united by a set of values
- Clear communication from every team member
- Responsibility, accountability and a shared set of goals
At the heart of every successful team is an effective leader who provides clear direction and has a strong understanding of people and how to work with their strengths. Building effective work teams takes effort, but there are a number of strategies leaders use to boost morale, make sure employees feel heard and valued and keep motivation strong. Clearly defining roles and responsibilities, taking the time to get to know team members, providing feedback and support, and rewarding successes are just a start towards building loyalty and trust.
Building a successful team means so much more than just finding a group of people with the right professional experience. Contemporaries understands the challenges when it comes to finding the right employees that will fit with your company’s mission and unique culture. When you work with us, we get to know your company and leadership style. Based on that knowledge, we find the types of workers that will integrate well within your organization. It’s a process that saves you valuable time and helps reduce costly turnover. Call Contemporaries today at 301-565-0445 to learn more.