Teamwork is integral to the positive growth of an organisation. Building effective teams isn’t about putting the most technically competent and highest performing individuals in a room to let them figure it out. Teams need a shared ownership of the vision, a climate of open communication and an environment where team members are motivated and feel their strengths are valued.
The challenge is to find a balance of skills and abilities that create the desired results. And finding the insight into each team members’ communication style, readiness to take risks and to be flexible and innovate, and alignment around a shared purpose.
How can you build a team that can share a focus on achieving together, be open to change, exchange perspective and information, be motivated by their common goal and respects each other’s differences? Getting it right can be a daunting task.
Accountability: Demonstrates personal responsibility. Holds self and others accountable for outcomes that are aligned with the direction of the organisation.
Connection: Builds effective relationships by balancing multiple needs and creating the right emotions for people to get in synch.
Change: Readiness to flex, adapt and innovate.
Conflict Resolution: Successfully mediates conflict between individuals and groups; finds common ground and obtain harmony with minimum disruption.
Diversity: Appreciates and leverages capabilities, insights, and ideas across a group of individuals diverse in culture, style, ability, and drive.
Drive for Results: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; does not give up before finishing, even in the face of resistance or setbacks; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Empathy: Recognises and appropriately responds to others’ emotions, building trust and significant relationships.
Interpersonal Communication: Displays the consistent ability to build solid relationships of trust and respect inside and outside of the organisation by empathic and active listening.
Navigate Emotions: Able to manage feelings to assess the wisdom and energy they offer to maintain balance in times of complexity.
Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Uses analysis, wisdom, experience, and logical methods to make effective decisions and solve difficult problems; appropriately incorporate multiple inputs to establish shared ownership and effective action.
Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure. Remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Quickly recovers from setbacks.