Of course, before you delve into all things team building, and before you reap the rewards of any team development methods already underway, there are some simple truths about teams that you need to accept.
1. There is an "i" in team
Contrary to popular, there is, in fact, an "i" in team, and that "i" is the individual. We need to honour the individual in the workplace, just as much as we do the team. Remember, your team is made up of individuals, all with their own personalities and strengths. This is something you need to accept and embrace, whilst still finding a way for all that individuality to work together in a complementary and effective manner.There will always be teething problemsThere will always be teething problems
2. No one will get on with everyone all the time, at least not to begin with. As people start to understand one another and learn how best to work together, conflicts and miscommunications will become a rare occurrence and, eventually, a thing of the past. To get to this stage though, you will have to brace yourself for upsets, setbacks and teething problems.