There is a huge number of organizations but all are not successful, some are doing excellent in a very short span of time while some are not even properly established in the long time span. It depends upon how a team leader communicates with his/her team and who is on the team. What kind of people have you chosen for your team?
The goal of the team should be clear to each member. To create effective teamwork and a successful team there is no magic ingredient but there is a way to select, keep and navigate your team. Successful teams have a sense of unity and enthusiasm for common responsibilities and interests.
Teamwork is very essential for the success of a team because it works as a glue that keeps the entire team together. It’s like a bond that promotes unity, strength, support, and reliability in a team. Teamwork encourages smoother movement towards targets and helps the team to overcome all obstacles.
Here are 5 traits of a successful team that all teams can implement to ensure their collective production and drive their company forward.
Judgment free environment:
It is the most difficult thing to achieve. Employees or members of a team need a judgment-free environment at their workplace so that each and every member of a team can share his/her thoughts without any fear. It gives them the freedom to share their ideas and opinions without the fear of being judged by anyone. Team members feel free and confident to share their thoughts. All members of the team should feel that they have freedom because their input or thoughts matter and contribute to the success of the team. When the team feels psychologically safe at their workplace they are less likely to leave their companies and more likely to achieve more success.
Clarity of communication: listening, openness
Clarity of communication is the key trait of successful teams. Everyone should listen to other members of the team and everyone should feel open to talk about anything regarding work. During the meetings or discussions, entire communication should be clear and understandable to each and every member of the team. Nothing should be hidden to any team member as it may cause misunderstandings and disputes in the team. Team goals and agenda should be communicated regularly with all team members to make them completely understand all the updates. Transparency in communication is a great trait of successful teams. High performing teams have always well-defined roles and clear goals.
Each team member should be valued:
It is a normal human nature or emotion you can say. If a person does something good he wants to be appreciated and valued and great teams actually appreciate each other’s work and success. They feel proud because they are working with amazing work professionals. When the team of members of a team is valued and appreciated by each other it has a strong positive impact on their performance. It helps build a sense of community within the team members. This is one of the most important traits of successful teams that they sincerely appreciate and value the skills, perceptions, and ideas of all team members. If any team member feels that he or she is not appreciated for his work, it may demotivate them.
Every member of the team has specific roles and responsibilities which make the teamwork to be more clear and transparent. Each member of the team understands his or her own job role and expectations as well as what other members of the team are working on. When these concrete plants are at the right place it is easy to track the progress and plan the next steps of the team. It allows all the team members to meet their expectations efficiently. Dependability in the team means pure motives, responsibilities, sound thinking and consistent contribution of the entire team. Dependability in a team is essential for the success of a team so all teams should acquire this trait.
Sometimes all team members have different opinions or thoughts regarding a point that may cause conflict because all members do not agree on that point. It is very common and happens many times with almost all teams because every member of the team is different, with a different point of view for certain things. All members of a team may think differently about a particular point but what matters is how they take other’s opinions. These kinds of conflicts may cause problems between the team members and negatively affect their performance. In that case, when there are disagreements, the entire team should tackle the situation in a constructive and respectful way. Even most successful teams encourage these kinds of conflicts or disagreements because they feel that debates bring innovations that refine the products and services of the company. So the successful team takes the arguments or different thoughts respectfully and positively in spite of argumentum on that.
These traits are the secrets of successful teams. Right people and their right actions improve the performance of the team while wrong people with immature and irrelevant actions can lead to failures. Teamwork strengthens the innovations that bring amazing results and success.
Above mentioned 5 traits of the successful team can help a team produce the best results and drive the organization successfully. All team members should possess these traits for effective teamwork. These can help an organization or business grow faster.