Team Building Technique – Planning
As a team leader, take the time to carefully plan what needs to be done. Who, what, where, when, how, and why is not only true in writing. When you plan carefully regarding what you want accomplished, you will not be disappointed in the results.
What needs to be done? Lay out the details of what needs to be accomplished in your project.
Who would do best in each of your projects? Each of your team players has a job that they excel in. One may be creative, another may be analytical, and another may be detail-oriented.
When is the deadline: The absolute last day that this project can be completed? Everyone needs to be clear that this is your deadline; the project must be completed by this date.
Where: Are we talking about internet research? This question is equally important when considering who.
How: Are there any details that need clarification in how they will be implemented? As always, you will get your best work out of your team if, when implementing how, you are careful to be thorough while allowing enough control on your team members part to encourage creativity.
Why: This is obvious. A job needs to be done for a client or for your business.
Team Building Technique – Communication
Communication is the foundation that all good planning relies on. Without planning, there would be no communication, yet without good communication, all of your planning can go wrong.
Take the time to tell your team members all of the details that they need to know to get the job done – the what, where, when, and how of your planning process.
A well written email can go a long way in your not needing to take more of your time to answer questions. Though, you should encourage questions if one of your team members is unclear of their task .
Team Building Technique – Right Mix
Teams can fail with the wrong two people working together. This isn’t that either of them can’t work in teams; it may be as simple as that they can’t work together.
It’s so important to make sure that you have the right people working together. While it’s possible that if you match two very different people they will each bring something different to the table, it is also true that matching two opposites together can spell disaster. This is especially so, if one is more dominant than the other and puts their contributions more in the forefront.
Good team leadership is just as important as being a good team player, but with simple team building techniques, your efforts will be rewarded.