3 things your business must do to develop high-performing teams

Team work makes the dream work.

Team work makes the dream work.

For a business to perform, it takes cooperation from everyone. A true team effort and is when everyone is doing their best and moving in the same direction. 

We rely on each other's efforts to move forward and achieve things in our jobs. Whether you're working amongst a big team, or stationed in a rural area and dependent on correspondence, we have some helpful team building advice for you. We’ve listed the three things a business needs to create an environment that'll get your team working together and producing results.

1. Provide a compelling direction 

A compelling sense of direction provides your team with a sense of purpose and a vision for them to feel inspired. This direction should include the core values of the business and measurable ways the business plans to achieve its goals. When you know what you’re aiming for, each team member unites under that banner. You should also be offered incentives to direct your efforts; whether the rewards are extrinsic (pay, recognition) or intrinsic (satisfaction, sense of meaning).

2. Put the right team players in the right places

When assembling a team, you need to think ‘what is this team going to achieve?’. By setting a clear objective, you can create steps and figure out what the requirements are. How many people need to be on the team? What tasks and processes will each person be assigned? What kind of personalities will promote positive dynamics? The composition will determine whether the team has the right amount of skills and knowledge to perform the assigned jobs.

3. Give your teams a supportive context

The right support from managers and business programs can further improve teamwork. Training and education programs at various stages throughout employment, setting up business processes and technical support, streamlined information systems, and a clear reward system to provide incentives–are all contributors to a supportive context. Management must ensure appropriate resources are allocated, and information systems are set up clearly for ease of communication across teams and individuals.

This post is 2/3 in our Team Series. For other posts on the importance of team work visit:
How to use effective communication to improve team dynamics
The next person you hire could make or break your team. Here's why.

If you’re an employer who needs a job filled, but not sure how to find the next person, contact National Agri-Solutions today. 

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Josh Peters