Training “Team Building”
What is a team, and how does a team differ from a group of people or a team?
Can you answer the question: “Does your company have a team?”
How does teamwork affect business goals?
Do you really need a team, or vice versa, you need to manage people on the principle of “Divide and conquer”?
We will try to briefly and accessiblely answer these questions.
Since the majority of employees, as in others and managers, do not fully imagine what a team is, and plunging the reader of this page into the deep psychological aspects of interpersonal relationships in various types of functional and communicative communities is not a rewarding work that does not meet understanding, we will tell simple with words about why a team is needed and why it is effective.
And so, let's imagine that business is a sport. In addition to your “team” there are competitors. Competition award - the company's place in the market, new customers, sales, increased profits, company growth.
Agree that the prizes are tempting, and I would like to get them ...
Will the owners be able to do everything themselves? - If you own a shawarma stall and work there yourself, then of course, but if you have a production, warehouse, logistics, sales department, it is unlikely that without the coordinated work of all departments and employees, something will work out.
And so suppose that you are the owner of a football club, and you have good players: forwards, midfielders, defenders, goalkeepers. Can we say that this is all that is needed for a successful game? No, because a match is not just running around the field, but a well-coordinated game. So far, they are not a team, but a group of people who have entered the football field to train. At the same time, for each day they are paid a salary ... and so it turns out that the guys have not yet won a single match, and the money is already dripping into them.
And so the first level of employee organization is Groupwhen people don’t unite anything, they don’t understand who is next to them, they don’t know how to interact, they don’t know who and what they can do, therefore they don’t count on a neighbor, they do everything they care only for their result. In the event of a critical situation, everyone will protect their interests and neglect the interests of others, and even pull everyone down to save themselves.
Who did not see anything familiar? Some sort of bank with spiders, not a team.
We all understand how productive such a community is. Is it able to achieve the goals 100%? No, it’s not capable, the maximum that’s possible - some of the members of the group can do their work 100% or more, but at the expense of others. Therefore, the overall result will always be less than 100%, closer to 70%.
Here we got the answer to the question of whether it is worth “to divide and dominate?” The answer is one - “It’s not worth it if your goal is to get the result, and not enjoy the process.”
Having become a Group and getting to know each other, our players begin to play “pass”, pass the ball, interact, everyone knows their role, and fulfills their salary in training. Each employee does his job well, knows that the one nearby will play correctly, and brings his contribution to the common cause. But the defenders think that letting the forward score, he, in turn, that defending the goal is not his concern, he is an attacker, they should give him the ball, and he will score it at the opponent’s goal, and therefore he “walks” in half the field the enemy, even when he counterattacks. All fulfill their roles, they can even win against opposing teams, especially those who are still at the Group stage. Such a community of people who professionally perform their duties and give results, we call the Collective.
But the question is: “The group has already become a Collective, but is it ready to win the championship?”
We can answer that: “To earn a salary is yes, but to become champions is doubtful.”
What does the team need to become winners?
How to make the company not only “survive”, but also achieve success, step by step go to victory, get ahead of competitors, become the market leader?
The company needs a team, and this is more than a team.
A distinctive feature of the Team is “Synergy effect”in which employees complement each other, take responsibility for the overall result, share resources and actively interact. The team understands that success, the result can be achieved only together, supporting and helping each other.
The overall efficiency in the team is greater than its individual player.
The business goals will be fulfilled by the Team with overfulfilment, the company will grow and develop, taking up higher and higher positions in the market.
Many successful companies have gone from group to team and are the best.
And at what stage are the employees in your organization?
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