Teamwork is arguably the most important aspect of any team. A team has the potential to be more as a collective unit than the sum of their individual parts. Without this, the team falls apart and that is when issues arise. This is why any effective team needs a system in place so that even new starters know exactly who they can turn to in any eventuality.
Developing staff competencies through regular training and team building days helps to form an understanding of your company’s processes. This also has the potential to highlight where improvements can be made to your processes when seen in action.
Setting ground rules in your department sets a precedent for how each member of the team should hold themselves as they, even when in the office, are representing the company. All employees should recognise their responsibility to upholding the business’ values and, without any ground rules in place as to how employees should act around their colleagues and their superiors, this is when standards can and often do slip.
It is the business owner and team leader’s collective responsibilities to enforce these ground rules; while the best teams feature numerous leaders (not just in job title), having set rules and guidelines in place from the top down will ensure that everyone maintains a certain standard.
Monitor and Review
Finally, in order to know where your key areas of development are, you need to know exactly where your team are at in terms of their personal progression and development. This can only be done by monitoring and reviewing how the team works and its output. When you have a better understanding of the team dynamic, you can begin to look at how to develop staff within the workplace. This way, you can track the progress of your team and the individuals in it, offering something tangible that you can refer to when it comes to any future staff appraisals and/or pay reviews.
Team Challenge Company, we work to deliver bespoke events to aid the learning and development of your team. For more information on our range of events and how our team can help yours, please get in contact with us today by calling 03300 04 09 03 or send us a message via the contact page.