A team is not a random group of people. It is a set of people who come together to achieve a particular purpose. A corporate team looks after a particular assignment. A scientific research team tries together to invent or develop something. A sports team tries to win a sports event for their nation or their county or whatever it is that they are representing. Similarly, various teams exist and they can have differing number of members, but these members are all united with a common strand – they are trying to achieve a common goal.
A team is a unique combination of people because, whichever way it is formed, it eventually turns out to be a group of people with complementary qualities. This is an essential feature of a team. Thus, in a corporate team, we might have a visualizer, an executor, a thinker, a planner and so on. These people have different merits and that’s what keeps them in the team. Their merits are different, but they are aligned in such a way that they complement the merits of other people. This is actually what makes a team a force to reckon with.
We have to realize that we all have our plusses and minuses. None of us are perfect. That is the need to have teams in the first place. When we try to make a team, consciously or unconsciously, we try to unite with people who have talents that we don’t have. But our intentions are same. It is just that each one can do a particular job well toward the accomplishment of the goal.
Table Of Contents
What Defines a Team?
Qualities of a Successful Team
Excite Your Team with Outcomes
Seek Commitments from the Team
Use Teambuilding Activities
Hiring Professionals to Manage Your Teams
Always Include New People into the Team
You – The Spinal Cord of Your Team
Foster Exchange of Ideas within the Team
Failures within the Team Doesn’t Mean that the Team Has Failed