Team Building & The Success Of Your Organization
Celebrate teamwork, be part of the team, join the team, work as a team and so on and so on spoken in rote in offices all over the country. Total HR Management realizes that the clichés about teamwork in most companies seem endless, but teamwork is an essential part of the success of any organization. Below are important questions to ask about 5 essential facets of successful team building.
Belonging to a team has a lot to do with understanding the mission of an organization and the purpose of that team in the overall mission. The bigger picture drives the actions of a team. As a result, the function of each employee on the team exists to serve this bigger picture.
Five Facets Of Team Building
If you need help with effective team building, the questions about these 5 essential facets should help —
- Expectations: Have expectations for the team been clearly communicated by the managers and top executives in charge of the project? If the team’s performance is going to jibe with expectations, then don’t expected outcomes need to be known in advance?
- Context: Do team members understand the purpose and the context of the team? Can team members define their team’s importance to the accomplishment of the overall mission of the business? Does the team understand where its work fits in the context of the organization’s goals and mission?
- Challenge: Are employees excited about being on the team and the challenges to be faced? Do team members perceive their service as valuable to the organization and to their own careers? Do team members anticipate recognition for their contributions?
- Expertise: Does the team feel that it has the right talent onboard to accomplish the intended goals? Does the team feel that its members have the experience and expertise to address the issues for which the team was formed? To put it simply, does the team honestly believe it has the resources, strategies and support needed to meet the expectations?
- Communication: Are team members clear about the priority of their tasks? Is there an established method for the teams to receive and provide feedback safely? Do team members feel comfortable communicating clearly with each other? Do team members bring diverse opinions to the table? Are necessary conflicts raised and addressed as opposed to ignored to maintain a false sense of harmony?
Total HR Management has experience with instituting HR practices in our client companies that help them create a team-building mentality and support in their businesses. If you want to know more about how Total HR Management can help you as a PEO (professional employer organization), please contact us for help by calling (800) 975-5128 or emailing our human resources outsourcing experts firstname.lastname@example.org.