Although many people have worked or are working in a team, a few – unfortunately – deeply understand what a team work is all about. Being aware that you are a part of a larger body of institution is of course not enough to build this culture. There has to be the sense that there is a common goal or mission that has to be achieved together.
Sadly, the leader’s effort to provide seminars or meetings is considered a failure since building sense of team work is not the same as building an effective team work. There are some points to consider in the effort of team work building.
First, the whole team should have a common objective and understanding of what to expect from the team’s performance. This essentially culminates in the expected outcome of the performance of the team. The leader in this sense plays an important role in team work building in making the objective and the expected performance understood by the whole team members.
Further, to build effective team work, the team must be supported with sufficient human resources, funds, and time by the employer. This way, all members of the team are assured that the outcome is expected to be satisfactory.
Second, having understood the common objective and expected performance to achieve the expected outcome, now the team members must know the reason why they are in the team. Each member is supposed to be aware of how this strategy of team work building helps achieve the business objectives that have been communicated. Not only does each member have to understand the whole team’s role but also one’s own role.
Third, after getting the realization that each of them is important in accomplishing the objective of the business, now each member should contemplate if the mission of the team is crucial. If the team considers what they do valuable to the company and to their own careers, their commitment will naturally grow.
When all the necessary aspects that will make team members’ commitment grow available, the team work building is worth the effort. The necessary aspects mentioned before include reward, skills’ development programs, and the fact that the team members are looking forward to the challenge.
All in all, the building of effective team work will be successful if both the company and the team members share common objective and understanding, expected outcome from the good team performance, and commitment to the success of the goal.