Have you ever looked at a successful organization and thought to yourself, what key elements did this organization possess which lead to this amazing success?
Hearing about it is kind of the same as looking at a tall tree, it looks great and strong from the outside, but nobody really knows just how deep the tree roots really are.
When it comes to forming a successful team, it’s crucial that all members have the same goal in mind, as well as mission and vision values before forming the team, this way all members are on the same page and their values are equivalent with one another.
In these series of posts I’m going to discuss the 5 most important steps to forming a successful team. The first characteristic is clear communication. Team members have to be able to communicate efficiently and effectively with each other. Clear communication is crucial for role assignment as well as other duties with any organization, as it limits the room and error and enables team members to focus on what to do next. (Biech, Elaine, 2001)
Communication can be divided into different sections within a team or an organization; however, successful teams have to acknowledge the different types and skills of communication levels on board. For example, a team might have an excellent speaker on board, such a skill can be useful for presentations and team meetings, at the same time there might be a member who is better than other team members at writing, such a skill can be used for generating important emails and documents, if all the communication elements are well covered, the team should also have a member who is good at interpretation, such a skill can be useful for understanding important messages to be addressed with the team.
Biech, Elaine. (2001). 10 Characteristics of Successful Teams. Retrieved from http://www.ursuline.edu: http://www.ursuline.edu/documents/student_life/student_activities/lead/10_Characteristics_of_Successful_Teams.pdf