Share:Businesses are built on people. People are therefore the most important asset to grow a business. It is essential for a business to have a team that really makes the difference. Some people are the decision makers while the others are the ones to abide by the decision. It is therefore not equipment or machinery in the end that has greater impact; it is the human capital that goes hand in hand with the progress of an organization.
Building business teams that are really useful is not again an easy task to accomplish. Top people have always struggled to make teams that are really effective in pursuing the business goals successfully. Some of the most important factors that help built good teams are listed below.
Start with the tasks that the team has to achieve. This will help you determine the size of the team, the scope of the work it has to cover, and the type of people required. Teams should always be built with the minimum possible people. There are many reasons for this approach. Too big teams actually achieve nothing. People only start the blame game. People of different skills should be made to combine a team while people of the same skills can really contribute. Team buildings main purpose is to bring the different skilled people together to complement the different weaknesses of the other members. It is therefore important not to stuff people with similar capabilities. Once the team members are decided, a meeting should immediately be held afterwards. This meeting should tell the team members the purpose for which the team has been built. In the meeting the expectations from each of the team member the company has must be clarified and the scope of responsibility each person has been given. Team members should also be assigned with a leader amongst them to monitor themselves independently. Evaluation should be based on the criteria set in advance. Goals and objectives should be defined. Each member should be assigned a proper task that he or she has to achieve. Area of responsibility should be evenly distributed. Unless the distribution is even, people under burden would curse those without much work. Continuous and frequent meetings should be called to check the performance against the set criteria. Responsibilities assigned should also be checked on regular basis to ensure each member is contributing his due share. Team building is a continuous process which needs sincerity and true commitment to the cause.