Invest in your team
Updated: Aug 8, 2022
Everyone has heard the phrase, "teamwork makes the dream work". This is a very true statement. In order to have cohesiveness within the team we need to be able to identify what activities will promote fluidity.
Team workshops, challenges, or competitions have always played a big role in creating teamwork, but how effective are they? A lot of the methods used in team building today stem from older ideologies that really don't attribute to continued long term success. You could always have workshops that repeat the same information, the same way over and over again, but eventually teams will start to lose interests.
Leaders need to understand that everyone learns at a different level and retains information differently. With all of the different personalities it is hard to get everyone on the samepage during workshops and other activities. This is why it is so important to find new sustainable ways to engage your team. Brushing up on the basics is a necessity, but finding different ways to deliver the information is key to keeping your team headed in the right direction.
Investing in the greater understanding of your team and what drives them will dramatically increase their performance and happiness. Along with enhancing your results, you will come to find that the energy of your team will improve as well. Creating an exciting, comfortable, and engaging environment for your team to grow is not always an easy task but it is one of the most important.
Keep in mind that teamwork engagement doesn't always mean work. Holding various staff events or planned outings can also drive unity. Doing something outside of the workspace shows your team that you appreciate them and respect what they have to offer. It also allows them to see a side of you that can make you more approachable in the workspace. Now, there is a difference between being friendly and becoming friends. You should always remain professional regardless of where your event takes place, but it is okay to let loose a little.
Whatever you do, whether it's a company outing or in house workshop, how much you invest into your team will determine how much success the business achieves.