You think you’ve got your ‘dream team’ sorted? What about in the workplace? We’ve put together 6 key traits teams should have to thrive at work.
An efficient and productive team should have strong communication, remaining open and clear with one another. Sharing thoughts, opinions and idea is essential for developing understanding and trust within a team. Having a healthy working relationship, without any hostility, will allow honest, constructive and considerate communication between staff. Poor communication can quickly escalate, leading to misunderstandings, mistakes and ultimately, reduced productivity.
At some point in life, I’m sure most of us have experienced that ‘one’ member of the team that manages to wing their way through a task, piggybacking on the success of others. This can be frustrating for those who’ve put in time and effort, breaking down relationships and creating tension in the workplace. Confirming everyone understands their responsibilities within the business results in a sense of validation and belonging, evidencing one's worth to the overall running of the company while ensuring everyone is contributing their fair share.
Support and understanding
A good team will be available to offer a helping hand when necessary, supporting colleagues. Understanding the individual circumstances of others through open communication will allow the organisation and team to adjust and ensure productivity remains high, without affecting employee wellbeing.
Having individuals with unique skills, characteristics and ideas ensures a well-rounded team. People will offer alternative ideas to dilemmas, of which a group of similar people may not have thought of. It also provides a wider range of required skills, with specific tasks appealing to certain people.
Organisation is essential- without it, a workplace would soon become chaotic and severely lacking in efficiency and productivity. While fundamentally it is up to each member of staff to manage their workload, team leaders and management must regulate this to ensure targets are being met. Regular meetings, clear schedules and communication will provide such organisation.
There's often the debate between being a ‘boss’ or a ‘leader’ – A ‘boss’ tend to be someone who orders staff, micro-managing them, whereas a ‘leader’ guides staff, getting involved and treating individuals with respect and courtesy. How employees are treated hugely effects work ethic, so creating a positive company culture is essential. Teams need a leader they can trust and respect, offering encouragement and motivation.
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