Building Successful and Long-Lasting Teams, Part 2
In the first installment of ‘Building Successful and Long-Lasting Teams’, I discussed three ways to ensure stability and success for a long-lasting team. Today, I am giving you the last three ways leaders can ensure their team is built to last.
To recap, the first three ways to long-lasting teams are:
- Be aware of how you work.
- Get to know your team.
- Define roles and responsibilities.
Forth, be proactive with feedback. Feedback assures that your team is staying on track and improving everyday. Feedback should be proactive—do not wait until a problem occurs before giving feedback. Allow proactive feedback to be your team’s facilitator for ongoing improvement.
Fifth, acknowledge and reward. People are most appreciative of respect. Take the time to give team members the recognition they deserve. Do not take performance for granted, as your team members want to feel as though they are making a difference. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to pay attention to the team’s efforts and genuinely reward them for completing each task.
Sixth, always celebrate success. Team members must understand why they were successful and how their success positively impacted those around them. Take the time to celebrate accomplishments. This is more than acknowledgement—take a step back and reflect on what the team has accomplished and celebrate those who have taken big strides towards reaching that success.
What are your thoughts on building successful and long-lasting teams? Are there any additional proven ways you would add?