As the leader of your workgroup, it’s your responsibility to create a unit that can work together as a cohesive unit. It’s the secret to the success of any project you might be working on.
If your team is currently struggling with unity, you should focus on team building. Team building is when the entire group participates in activities and events that encourage working together and learn how to rely on the other team members.
Continue reading to learn some great tips for team building.
1. Assess Your Employees
Figure out what you can do to make them feel appreciated and show them what they should be doing to work their way up the ladder. Employees or teammates who feel like they have a purpose on your team will do more to help other team members out and to work towards the goal as a cohesive unit.
A PXT assessment can help you to discover which employees have a higher potential that could be met.
2. Team Building Activities
Schedule a mandatory team-building activity where all of your team members come together to figure something out. Make sure you can get out of the office and into an environment where your team can feel a little more relaxed and open to communication. The activity could be:
- Escape rooms where you have to work together to get out
- Weekend team-building activity retreats
- Build a house for charity
- Volunteer in a soup kitchen
- Team scavenger hunts
Set a clear intention for the event. Make sure to explain that working together is the ending goal. Once you’ve all worked together, you can move on to the next activity.
3. Recognize Excellent Work
Another great way to get your team members to work together is by recognizing them for their hard work. Each member of your team is there for some reason. When they go above and beyond, let them know that you can see the work they are doing and that you appreciate everything that they might bring to the table.
Let the other team members that this behavior is something that they can work for to make the team function a little bit better.
4. Switch Roles for a Day
If you feel that your team members don’t quite realize what each team member brings to the table, have them take on their responsibilities for a few hours or the day. Give them the opportunity to realize how each role on the team is crucial to a successful event or project that your team may be in charge of.
Team Building for the Win
Team building is the best possible way to get your team to learn how to work together as a team. It’s the entire point of having so many people working towards the same goal. Because teamwork really does make the dream work.
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