Tips to Build a Strong Team

Team WorkDo you manage teams? Do you have a great team? What all you do to manage your team? Why not perform a detailed, thoughtful inventory and look for ways to improve? This is important because it’s your responsibility as a manager, supervisor, or leader, to manage the team effectively for the betterment of your organization.

Here are 4 effective tips to build a strong team.

Trust – Building trust with your team mates is important as a manager. You cannot make them happy and work together if you don’t trust your employees. For instance, often employees complain that their leads don’t trust them. They put them through various training sessions, but when it comes to making decisions, leaders don’t trust them and let them do the same.

Honesty – For teams to be engaged and stay committed, they expect their leaders to be honest to them. They want their leaders to be straightforward, transparent and answerable. Even if the leaders don’t know the answers to their employees, saying NO straight away is better rather than giving feeble replies or half-truths. Also, leaders who hide things from their employees fail to win over them.

Mutual Respect – If you expect your employees to respect and regard you as their leader, you should also give them the same in return. Team is all about “mutuality” and is based on “give what you want to get”.  Mutual respect means being polite, interacting with employees as people and not as slaves, listening to them attentively, and considering their issues seriously.

Support – No leader can survive without a strong support from its team. Without support, teams find it difficult to maintain their foundation. Leaders should show support to their team members both in terms of moral and finances to get a job done. Without this, it’d be difficult for the team to remain firm.

So, what are your tactics to build a strong team? Feel free to share with us in the comments below.

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