All-star teams fail because they rely solely on the individual's talent. The Soviets win because they take that talent and use it inside a system that's designed for the betterment of the team.
Whenever I am asked to provide the main factors for building up an effective team, this quote comes into mind. However, I am absolutely dazzled by the last six words: "for the betterment of the team".
Hence, there must be something or a set of things you must implement and do for the betterment of the team.
In this post, I'll be sharing with you three main factors of a great team. And, before you continue reading - all suggestions are efficient and backed up by 17 years of experience in business and project management.
1. Team chemistry.
Wouldn't you love to possess such a great gang of colleagues who wouldn't wait for a clear and distinctive command, sign or direction? Or, to put it in other words, who wouldn't require a direct order.
They would look straight in your eye and say: "I got you".
That's team chemistry - as easy as that: an environment endorsing subtle means of communication and union of comment common sense.
To find out more about the team chemistry and suggestions on preparing your team, please follow this link.
Napoleon Hill assesses: "Persistence to a man is like a carbon to steel." So, it is essential for the success of any individual; however, I would love to expound and stretch it out to the team level: "Persistence to a man is like a carbon to steel."
Though the meaning of "Persistence" is subtle and relates more to a personality trait, it is vital to succeeding: both on the individual and team level. Hence, necessary for team development.
To find out more about the persistence and suggestions on training your team, please follow this link.
When you see someone standing up for the major cause or somebody continuing to pursue their dream against all odds, you would be thinking: "That one does have guts and character". Likewise, in sports, when you see a dramatic comeback after losing a period or a half-time, again you would shout: "What a character".
Wouldn't you agree: such character is based on strong values - the foundation of any organisation or business. A character works for the individuals - values do the same job for organisations.
Would you mind following this link to find out more about the values and how to create a value-based culture?
If you are struggling to get your organisation on to the next level and are eagerly looking for any ideas to uplevel your team's performance, take a deeper look at all three main factors of an effective team: Team Chemistry, Persistence, Values.