Monday, January 30, 2012

How To Build An Amazing Team

To find the role-model for a perfect team, look no further than the infamous A-Team of television fame. Each member of this group had a defined role, one of the keys to effective collaboration. It was small in size and members formed a cohesive group due to the outside threats it faced. Teams are universal but not all of them are as effective as this fictional team that managed to elude the government for 15 years.

If you are challenged with creating a great work team, you may not be able to have a con man, pilot, master of disguise, and mohawked mechanic join your ranks. Nor will you have the pleasure of riding around in a tricked-out van all day. However, you can learn important aspects of team building from groups like this.

Conventional business wisdom recommends hiring great people. These role model teams challenge this line of thinking. Remove the motivational posters and calendars from the wall and avoid the urge to utter the words “team player.” Sit down and come up with the true meaning of a team in your work environment. Then, create the conditions in which this group will flourish.

Teamwork should be considered a practice and outcome. You cannot wish it into existence- you must develop the environment in which it can grow. Each person earmarked for your team must learn to do more with others. Responsibility is shared and though you cannot control what others do, you can control what you do.

Along those lines, there are training programs available to assist with team building. Dani Johnson training in particular is proven effective in the business world. Dani has built many successful teams during her two decades in the business world and she shares her secrets to success in her strategy calls, books, and educational materials.


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