Building an effective team

Building a team is not easy; the key is getting the right people in the right positions.

Like building your “football team”.  

Your Quarterback is the leader, the Full Back’s responsibilities includes protecting the Quarterback, blocking the opposing players from entering the offense half; the Safety is your last line of defense; the Wide Receiver is fleet of foot.

You need all of these positions (and then some) to make the perfect team.  

In building any successful team you have to use their talents in the best way possible.  Don’t let half job people slow your business down.  Get the right people in the right positions, those who put their heart and soul into what they do!

Observations of an effective team:

  1. They can make mistakes but they recover from them – Fast.
  2. They cover each other at all times.
  3. They care about each other.
  4.  They apologize with sincerity when they make mistakes.
  5. They understand that it is Ok to agree to disagree; they also understand that the team comes first.
  6. Everyone has a voice.
  7. They have developed trust in each other.
  8. They have a mission.
  9. They will achieve!

Let your employees talk, if they have a suggestion, hear them out.  It gives them self-assurance and a confidence that they are an important part of the organization.  You will be thanking them later!

Finding committed/focused team members in your organization is essential.  Your success depends on it!

Remember that when you have collected all these skills you have created a sincere, respectful, confident, trusting, and committed group of people with the ability to become a winning team.

A great team develops a rhythm, a confidence, a pace and a winning game plan.

Your next job as a leader is to keep them for others will want them too.



About HRMexplorer

Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on August 18, 2012, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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