Building an Effective Team
Creating a Productive and Efficient Group
What comes to mind when you think about an effective team?
You might picture a team that works seamlessly as a whole.
Everyone brings unique talents and strengths to the table, no-one is playing politics or bickering, and there's just enough competitive spirit to bring out the best in everyone. Work gets done effectively, and everyone contributes to the team's goals.
It can be a challenge to reach this level of effectiveness if you're putting together a new team, or if you're developing an existing one. However, it's much easier if you have a plan in place.
In this article and in the video, below, we'll explore a common-sense, step-by-step process that you can use for building and maintaining an effective team.
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Step 1: Analyze and Plan
Whether you've been tasked with setting up a new team, or you're taking over an existing one, begin by defining the goal of your team. What is its ultimate purpose? What are your expectations? How will your team contribute to your organization's goals and mission? Then create a Team Charter to help clarify your team's objectives. ...