Performance indicators show that hardworking teams will almost always outperform people working individually, particularly in high-pressure situations or when multiple skill-sets are needed, and one of the things that leaders are often pondering is the performance of their team.
An old cliché has it that there is no “I” in team. Like many well-worn phrases, that one holds a certain amount of truth—and not just in the literal spelling. In effect, a strong team emphasizes the group, not just one individual. When the team advances as a whole, so, too, does everyone within it.
How do you build a team that is not just hardworking, but also productive and effective?
1. Be a Great Leader
If your employees trust your judgement, they will work effectively even when you’re not around. Before you can start team building, you need to develop the right kind of leadership skills. This doesn’t mean asserting authority, instead try to foster trust through honesty and transparency. Especially in larger organizations, managers can’t be everywhere at once, but if your employees trust your judgement they will work have the will to work effectively in even in your absence.
2. Allocate Tasks
When distributing tasks across the team, create realistic targets for them to hit by certain dates. Create a competitive spirit within the company, where people can show off their skills. Also, evaluate team performance alongside individual performance. This will help low performers know their weak points and how to improve on their works.
3. Acknowledge unique talents and contributions
Each team member brings value to the team. When people are showing your desired hard-work ethic behavior, reward them. Point out or showcase various abilities, and make sure they know their hard work did not go unnoticed.
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