You know how to motivate your team now. We’ve talked plenty about that over the last month.
But what does it take to build a strong, cohesive team? You have the groundwork laid. And it’s a firm foundation.
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Yet you will have to do more if you want to team build. Let’s look at what it will take.
5 Ways To Team Build
1. Host get-togethers outside of the office:
A team that plays together stays together. At my newest organization, we’re doing something called Team Bolding. It’s a play on the words Team Building and our company name.
There’s been a couple of activities that really made people talk. A visit to the local trampoline park. Hanging out at the local Parties In The Park. And more. Read more...
No man is an island. And no leader leads alone.
Every leader has the responsibility to fill his team with players who will take the organization to the next level.
Too often, we see leaders fill their teams with yes men or people just like themselves. There’s no diversity to their teams.
The lack of diversity also leads to another problem: Creativity will be limited.
I like what Brian Dodd says in his book The 2-Minute Leader:
Wise leaders don’t seek out people who are just like them. If someone doesn’t fit your mold, that is probably a very good thing.
Why Your Clones Aren’t Good
We want to be around people who are like us. They bring us comfort and we know how to relate to them.
They’re just like us, after all. Read more...