The ABCs of TEAM BUILDING

Employees are the assets of every organization and its success is directly proportional to the hard work every employee puts in. Individuals must work in a little different and smarter way than the others and always feel motivated to give their best. Effort by a single team member goes unnoticed and every team member should contribute equally. Individuals must be aware what his fellow team members are working on and what he is supposed to do.

Team work and Team Building are essential in corporates to make the organization a better place to work.

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Action Plan

A- Action Plan: No team can function without a plan of action, even when the final outcome is to take no action at all.

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Brainpower:

B- Brainpower: If two heads are better than one, I would submit that a cohesive, well-assembled team should have enough brainpower to attack any project.

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Coordination
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C-Coordination & Communication: Team members need to coordinate, even if they don’t necessarily agree. It’s not a personal thing, it’s about the team.  Clear communication is the roadmap to right coordination.

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Dedication

D-Dedication: As members of a team, you must be dedicated to the goals of the team, or you are on the wrong team.

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Empowerment

E- Empowerment: For any team to function strongly all the team mates need to be empowered with right knowledge, belief, faith and confidence in the team and each other.

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Fun

F- Fun: Work should be fun, and working together is usually a lot more fun than working alone.

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Group Effort

G-Group Effort: The motto needs to be “all for one and one for all” in order to be a real team.

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Help

H- Help: Ask for it if you need it, and offer it if someone else needs yours.

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Innovation

I- Innovation: New Ideas and developing existing ones comes from brainstorming and picking each others’ brains. Let the ideas flow and then choose those which hold the most potential.

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Juggling

J-Juggling: Combining all the company’s needs and desired results will often require a juggling act, but a competent team will be able to achieve that balance.

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Knowledge

K-Knowledge: Every team mate is important for the team irrespective of size of contribution. Knowing the Team’s Goal, the Road Map & Action Plan helps in a streamlined working process.

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Leadership.

L- Leadership: Every team needs a leader, and every leader needs to be able to depend on the team.

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Motivation

M- Motivation: Nothing motivates a team like trust placed in them by management to solve a problem. They need to know that they can do it. motivation is the fuel to their engine.

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Negotiation

N-Negotiation:

Negotiation is an important aspect of team building. Along with Team Goals and Objectives, every Team player has a personal objective too. It’s a give and take relationship. You need to be able to work out and negotiate for a win-win equation for both.

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Open Mind

O- Open Mind: Team members need to be open to options they may not have considered, and willing to expand their perspectives to find the best answers.

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Planning

P- Planning: A plan doesn’t need to be rigid to be effective, but it must provide enough direction to keep the team on course. Planning gives a direction and work out pattern that avoids blunders and haphazard ways of working out.

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Questioning

Q- Questioning: Asking questions is the best path to finding solutions. Don’t be afraid of asking any question. If you don’t understand something, chances are others don’t either.

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Result Oriented

R- Result Oriented: The whole point of forming a team is to achieve results. The only variation on that theme is that the results may not be what had been originally anticipated.

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Solutions

S-Solutions: Problems are a part and parcel of any work. The beauty is in the ability to solve these problems. The ability to face problems head on and look for suitable solutions is the key to handle a team effectively.

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Time management

T-Time management: A well-managed team uses their meeting and planning time efficiently, and understands when it is time to finish the project.

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Unity

U- Unity: United we stand, Divided we fall. Unity is the foundation of any team. Once a decision is made, the team needs to be unified to implement the plans. If the team can’t act as a unit, then it may be necessary to reconfigure the team.

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Vision

V- Vision: The Team Leader must have vision. He shares a dream and direction with the team so give them a road map and common direction of working. The team vision goes beyond your written organizational mission statement and your vision statement to achieve goals and objectives.

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Work Ethics

W- Work Ethics: Each member needs to complete the given assignments and should have confidence that others will demonstrate the same commitment.

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X factor

X- X factor: the chemistry that makes a team productive because all members are committed to the same goal. Like minds and like actions always works out best for the growth of the team and for achieving objectives.

Yes

Y- Yes: Say it as often as you can. “Yes, I can help. Yes, that’s a good idea. Yes, let’s move ahead. Yes, we did it!”

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Zest

Z-Zest: Great Energy and Enthusiasm are contagious. Its important for the team to maintain energy flow from top to bottom. This helps the team move forward in adverse situation also.

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Published by Adv. Nishant K. Makasare

Entrepreneur, Business & Transformational Coach.

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