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How to build your team with 5 smart moves

09 September, 2014

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To make a team works means to balance individual and group dynamics on a daily basis and make different personalities work together towards a common goal. Not a piece of cake.

1.    Be clear when it comes to tasks, required performances and results.In order to have the team functioning make sure you all are on the same page. Everything will do, but written memos work the best, so that everyone will have the chance to keep up with the right things to do.

2.    Be available.

As much as every person in the team must gain his or her independency, you have to always be within reach.

3.    Play on individual strength.

It is unlikely that people can work their own deficiency alone. Whenever it is possible, try to partner up people with different strengths and attitudes so that they can learn from each other.

4.    The rules.

Depending on your leadership style, you have to make it clear how you want things to be operated and when you have to be involved in solving problems. There are managers who want their team to come up with a solution, while there are managers who want to analyse with the team the cause of a problem, finding the solution together.

5.    Incentive

It’s not always possible to provide your team with bonuses, but try and figure out a way to award them when they reach together a goal. A day off, a dinner together, or even one of those team building activities that happen outside the office.

 

First and foremost, you have to listen very carefully to your people even when they are not actually talking. You have to be open and connected to them: this way, you can lead the team with the approach that most suit them and yourself.

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