Communication as a vital part of teamwork is a factor that greatly affects your team's coordination and performance. Having good communication with the team also hinders misunderstanding. Highlighting the important role that communication plays at in developing your team will make you realize how it has been of least priority in the past.
Knowing that your team's failures in the past are somewhat connected to poor communication will give a clearer goal for your team building Sydney activity. Being able to gear your team event towards the improvement of your team's communication framework and skills will allow them to be better on performing their group and individual tasks.
Here are some tips that you can share with your team to help them improve their listening skills.
Hear more by talking less. What we usually do is we focus on our own purpose. We talk in order for us to be heard but we don't pay attention when somebody else is presenting their ideas. To improve your team's focus with listening you can ask them questions whenever there are team presentations. Your team might not notice it but in doing will so, you help them to develop their listening and information processing skills. Avoid prejudice. We can never avoid having prejudice against people. Having this prejudice on the person that delivers the message also hinders us to fully hear them out. Their ideas might have not been brilliant in the past but giving them another shot also helps them build their confidence. Do not judge the idea based on the messenger. Never assume. No matter how simple your idea is it will always be better if you ask the audience if they have fully understood all the information which was delivered to them. You might read their facial expressions as to that of understanding but it will be safe if they give you verbal confirmation that they fully understand you. You can ask them this question before you wrap up your presentation to provide them with clarifications on the points that they find confusing. Do not force them to agree with you. Every team presentation and other team events are geared to develop ideas that can help the team to be more productive and to achieve great results. Your ideas can be brilliant when seen through your point of view but you need to be open to criticisms as well because other people might think that it is not. Never force your team to agree with your idea. Allow a two way process of communication that will result to a better outcome for everyone. Raising your team to have better communication skills will not only benefit them professionally, having the right knowledge when communicating with other people improves a person's intrapersonal skills that will enable him to adapt better in many different situations. There are a lot of other benefits that will make your members better team players when they learn the basic of communicating effectively.
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You might have been wondering why the aura of your team leader appears to be different from the rest of the team. That commanding yet warm presence that your team leader possesses is not just an innate thing. It is a combination of experience, skills, knowledge and traits that have molded them to be professionals in the corporate world.
They too have conducted a fair share of leadership andteam building Sydney event that made realize the missing elements for their much needed professional growth. Beyond the Boardroom Australia listed down the five most important traits that a leader should have.
Honesty – The authority that comes with the position as a leader needs is entailed with many responsibilities that will test a person's character. A leader's honesty is an important trait that most teams look up to. Most leaders fail to show this trait when they are faced with situations that requires them to own up to their failures. Displaying honesty, especially when it comes to your faults, makes you a leader that your team can respect and follow.
Forward-Looking – What leaders should do best is to guide the team to achieve the goals that they've set for the future. Having the insight of what needs to be done to achieve the goals towards your team's success is a trait that every leader need. A leader should have a clear vision of the future and he also needs to have an established work flow that will help the team achieve it.
Being Competent – Competency is a trait that proves your knowledge, expertise and skills. It does not mean that you need to be an expert in every area of the business. Being competent is having the required skills for your team to see why you are in charge. People have the tendency to follow a person that shows confidence and competence, especially in the corporate world. Having the right attitude towards your know-hows and expertise often boosts your competence.
Inspiring – Most leaders who lacks charisma find it hard to be a source of inspiration for their team. When your team is experiencing failure and stagnancy, the leader should be able to lift up the team spirit. The first step to being an inspiring individual is to be able to communicate with passion. Having a person that works passionately and knows how to warm the team's feelings with words that conveys deep conviction will make the teamwork last long.
Intelligent – Commit yourself to continued learning. Striving to be the best leader for your team also entails your commitment to teach yourself the latest technology and strategy that you can find useful for your team. Being able to keep up with the newest information available is helpful for your team. Reading and committing yourself to formal or informal learning is a way to show your team that leaders too can learn new things despite their expertise and skills.
No one can become a leader in an instant. Being the person that the team can rely upon to lead them to success is a great role that every leader needs to fill. For you to discover you inner leadership skills,contact Beyond the Boardroom now!
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Every team leader fears that his team remains unmotivated despite efforts of establishing the needed working rapport. When your team remains to be uncooperative and divided, you might find yourself stepping up in putting more effort to improve the quality of your teamwork. Where do you need to start?
Doing some research about team building processes done by high performing teams will help you a lot. Check the procedures and steps they take and compare it to how you do your own team building. Learn from the ineffectiveness that your team is currently suffering from and device a new plan. To effectively implement your Team Building Sydney plan, inform your team about the involved changes along with its objectives.
Along with your newly implemented plan for your team improvement, here are other tips that will help you and your team. Avoid unnecessary meetings – Only schedule the 'must have' team meetings. Know how to prioritize issues that needs to be resolved through meetings. Most employees find meetings to be ineffective. Determine if your meetings are worth having before you schedule the. The absolute necessity of a team meeting depends on the urgency of the issues that needs to be discussed.Improve your team agility – Keep things moving. Your team performance improvement should not be focused in increasing your metrics. You should focus your attention to the reasons why you keep missing your goals and deadlines and the numbers will surely follow. When your team lacks agility, adopting a plan that will keep the tasks move seamlessly within will result to improved communication and tasks follow-through. Follow-through ensures quality outputs from your team and will surely increase your metrics fine.Engage in team building games – If you've been too focused with work; allow your team some time to play. Take a break from work and prevent your employees from suffering burnout. Organize a schedule of activities and games for your team to change the atmosphere of your environment. Relieve them of the burden they are getting from the stress and pressure at work. Allow the flow of creativity and challenge your team through team building games. Taking that much needed break sometimes serve as the key to increase your productivity.Incentives and reward for the whole team – Get their working drive up with an incentive that will benefit the whole team. You can allow them to get a team vacation if they successfully manage to hit your monthly goals. Working hard for a common goal will improve your team's coordination and communication. Having that prize after getting the work done will serve as the best motivating factor for everyone.Acknowledge every milestone – Your team will appreciate the thought of expressing your gratitude for every success they make. Recognize and celebrate big and small team victories alike. Having been acknowledged for small wins will encourage your team to work harder in the future.Team building relies on the programs and plans you set for your team. Getting them to participate in an improved program that will benefit them as well as the organization will surely bring you success. For more tips, read articles from our blog!
What you do and do not do in the office always have an impact to your team. Team building Sydney and other team events are organized by businesses and companies to foster working relationships that will create a harmonious and productive work environment.
There are a number of reasons why organizations unify the team through many different events. Most team building activities sponsored by the company are geared towards cultivating team work within the organization. One way to help the company to develop your team's teamwork is to understand the common causes of conflicts, namely bad office behaviors.
Tardiness – The start of your team's poor performance stems out to attendance. Coming to work in time is an indicator as to how your team respects company policies and the people they are working with. Tardiness at work greatly affects meeting of deadlines and the quality of work produce by your team. To make sure that your team will comply with the policies, be sure that you yourself is never tardy without important excuse.
Forming Cliques and Rudeness – Workplace rudeness is a harmful behavior in the office. It is very contagious and is often the cause of ostracizing members of your team that does not belong to the “clique”. When a member of your team experiences the feeling of exclusion, he or she might distance herself from the team as defense against the behavior of some of your team members. When someone is being excluded from the team, the quality of work produced by your team will somehow feel incomplete as well. Keep in mind that your team is structured and expected to come up with finished tasks that has a unique idea from each members.
Rumor mongering – Rumors at work often results to hurt feelings and having to work in an unfriendly environment. Regardless of its truth, rumors can break the ties and work relationships that took years to build. It frequently causes distrust among the members of your team. Rumors are spread within your team due to miscommunication and unhealthy competition. Though they are not the sole cause for rumor mongering, they are often cited as the possible causes for it. Handling rumors at work will require better listening skills.
Laziness – Doing nothing at work while others are trying their best to finish their work and meet deadlines is an unacceptable behavior. You must work on a fair share, especially if you work for a team. Being unmotivated with work is the most common reason why your team canbe lazy. To avoid your team from being lazy and increase your team's productivity, you can carefully organize games or small activities that will energize them to move about.
Bad behavior in the office is a natural occurrence that can be prevented once detected on its early phase. Most of these bad behaviors stems from your team's different personalities. It is a great responsibility for leaders to be quick on noticing these behaviors. Creating solutions for these behaviors will depend on how your team is motivated. For more team building tips, call Beyond the Boardroom today!