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Apr 15, 2022

3 Tips on How to Build A Strong Team

Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP

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Weak teams create weak cultures. Unhealthy workplaces experience crippling employee turnover and slashed financial goals. One key to attracting and keeping people longer is to create a culture of strong teams. Leaders have a responsibility to ensure that people are focused on the same mission and working together to reach a common goal. Without everyone moving in sync, deadlines, goals, and growth opportunities will be missed. Team building is more than an annual trust fall. It’s critical for the culture and ultimately the bottom line. Create strong teams and you create a place where people want to work!

Here are 3 ways to build strong teams:

1. Get to know your team

There are numerous ways to get to know your team. You can conduct surveys, stay interviews, and even hold town halls. Those are great and are highly recommended, but the best way to get to know your team is to spend time with them. This could include scheduled check-ins, lunches, or fun activities together. Whatever you choose, make sure you are asking good questions to learn more about your team both personally and professionally.

2. Care about your team

Your team needs to know you care about them. Show your appreciation for the work they do. Find creative ways to celebrate wins and goals hit. When you go out of your way to show your appreciation and take time out of the workday to reward your team, they will feel valued. People can usually find a job that pays more, but a job with a caring boss is hard to find.  

3. Make sure your team knows each other

It’s also important that your team members have avenues to get to know each other. While you may think that since they work together all the time they must know each other. That isn’t always the case. Create ways for your team to get to know one another on a deeper level. Team building exercises or “unproductive” time together isn’t just fluffy culture ideas. When you allow teams to work and “play” together communication, collaboration, and cooperation will all strengthen.

Strong team doing a high five

If you don’t know where to start, plan a fun day out of the office (or in) doing something together that will force your team to have non-work-related conversations. You will hit all three of the points above! Escape rooms are a great way to do this and more. How else could you create a low-stress way to practice working towards a common goal and working to communicate effectively, all while having a blast?! Book an experience for your team today and tie it to your appreciation for the work your team does. Creating a culture of retention can’t happen overnight but grows as you build stronger teams.

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