Building great business teams is one of the greatest desires of business executives and managers. Building great teams generally leads to great results which then leads to substantial bonuses or pay raises. If business managers get this right consistently, they can be assured that their job will never be in jeopardy. But what are the secrets to building a great team? Here are 5 ways that anyone can build an amazing team:
Set Clear Expectations First
Setting expectations up front will help clear any confusion and make sure that all of the team members are focused on the same goals. If team members don’t understand the team’s vision, they will never be able to accomplish their goals. Taking time to discuss expectations is the first key ingredient in the recipe to success.
Create a Strong Culture
Creating company culture is often discussed as one of the most important thing executives can do, but cultures can be created for individual business teams as well. Managers should take whatever time is necessary to create a culture that their team members will be proud to be part of.
Allow Employees to Provide Input
Nobody likes being in an environment where they feel that their opinion is not valued. If managers create such an environment, they can count on their employees either leaving or not contributing anything beyond the bare minimum. Truly effective managers will strive to make each of their employees feel that they are making a valuable contribution to the team.
Praise and Reward Employees for Excellent Work
Taking one step further, great leaders will give praise and reward their business teams for producing excellent work. Nothing shoots down productivity and creativity like criticism and nothing promotes productivity and creativity like praise. People like to know that their work is appreciated. They will often go above and beyond the expectations when they are praised and rewarded for the work they do.
Take Time to Celebrate Successes
One of the biggest pitfalls of managers is taking time to celebrate successes. Failing to celebrate successes creates a stifling company culture where no one feels valued. Taking some time to have some fun and celebrate successes will keep the atmosphere vibrant and alive. Employees will be much more effective under such an environment and as mentioned before, will be more likely to exceed expectations in the future.