Putting the right group of people together as a team can be a difficult task, but it is certainly not impossible. Today I’m going to go over a few things you should think about as you’re building your team. Building your team not only means choosing the people who will participate, but communicating with and training those you choose.
It is one thing to be a member of a group, but feeling as though you’re a member of an actual team is completely different. Every member of your team needs to feel as though he is making a contribution to the big picture – not just contributing his small part without knowing what the other members are up to. Here are a few tips for helping your team members feel like they’re actually working together.
Part of the team building process involves being able to let go – realising you can’t be in charge of every step of the process at any given moment. Your team members need to feel as though they have control over their project and, honestly, if you didn’t trust in them you wouldn’t have chosen them as your team members to begin with!
Originally published: 13 January, 2009
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