How to Develop an Effective Team

Build a productive working environment

  • Ensure team members have the skills and resources they need.
  • Provide a comfortable working environment.
  • Spend time outside of the office – team away days, dinners, lunches to create a deeper bond with each other.

Provide clear, compelling team goals

  • Develop a team charter – include ground rules, team mission statement,  desired team behaviours, core values, and guidelines for meetings, workload distribution and communications.
  • Ensure roles and responsibilities are clear.
  • Make sure all team members are aware of the objectives and how the team will reach them.

Deliver appreciation for teamwork

  • Give the team space to make mistakes and grow – applaud for the effort they put in.
  • Celebrate when the team achieves a milestone.
  • Balance team and individual praise.


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