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Team Success factor

Team Success Factor

There are many factors that ensure a team’s success or failure.

The whole process of organizational teamwork must begin with a company leadership team that creates a business strategy and a focus on the critical goals of the enterprise.

Next there is the process of communicating the vision, values and mission of the organization to a team, or teams that will be responsible for planning and executing the mission and building trust in the teams and within the teams to carry out their assigned responsibilities.

Marketing plans, as well as other operational plans, will succeed only with team-based planning and execution.

 Some of the key factors are:

-It is obvious that a team is as good as its leader and a leader is as good as the team. Hence, this two-way symbiotic process determines the extent to which the team is successful.

We cannot have good leaders without good teams and we cannot have good teams without good leaders.

They go hand in hand and the ability of the leader to make his or her team believe in the shared vision of the team determines the success of the team.

-Success of the team is the collaborative nature of working that the team embraces.

Often, people mistake collaboration for competition. Whereas the former results in a win-win situation for the team, the latter results in a win-lose situation which is detrimental to the overall success of the team.

We cannot have teams where members work for individual goals at the expense of the team’s goals. So, successful teams adopt strategies where each member of the team “rises to the occasion” and puts the goals of the team ahead of his or her individual objectives.

– Building trust takes time. If trust is lacking it must be the responsibility of the team leader to focus first on building trust, i.e. getting team members to open and expose their weaknesses and fears to each other.

In some cases, a team building exercise can be utilized. In certain business cases, due to time pressures, the leader may have to take responsibility for building trust or change the team to achieve the necessary level of trust for team success.

Until everyone is willing to trust the other members of the team, progress towards team success will be limited.

-The way in which the individual members of the team are empowered to recommend changes and act in ways that enhances the team’s performance.

Successful teams are those where the individual members can act independently and without taking authorization for each change and take decisions accordingly.

So, a good leader and an effective organization would ensure that the “boots on the ground” are empowered enough to act as the representatives of the team or the organization.

-The most critical success factor for a team is the way in which the team members relate to each other and the manager and vice-versa.

This chemistry between the team members and the manager and within the team determines the success or failure of the team.

Once the elements of trust, integrity and commitment are established within the team and the manager or the leader communicates the same effectively to all the team members, the team is well on its way to becoming a high performing one.

The bottom-line here is that the symbiotic relationship between the team members where each give and takes from the other team members is the most crucial aspect that determines the success of the team.

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