How To Build A Positive Team Culture
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How To Build A Positive Team Culture

Build a Culture of Success

Success is a journey, not a destination. So what does success look like? The answer to this question will vary from person to person. For some, success means being able to work for themselves and be their own boss. For others, it could mean being able to have a family and take care of them. It may even mean being able to pursue their passions and live the life they want.

Success is feeling accomplished in what you do every day and having the opportunity to grow as an individual. Success is living your best life with no regrets because you gave it your all each day of the week!

Set Goals

The first step to achieving goals is to set them. Goals should be specific, measurable, and achievable. They should also be realistic and balanced. The team should set their goals collaboratively with input from each individual on the team. The goals that are set will depend on the company culture and the objectives of the group. For example, if a company wants to improve customer service, it might want to set goals related to increasing response time for email inquiries or decreasing call wait time for customers. If a company wants to increase sales, it might want to set goals related to increasing conversion rates or increasing the number of sales per month.

Identify Values

The values of the team should be aligned before any other steps can be taken. Values are very important for your company. Values are what set you apart from others in your industry. Values are what create a culture that employees will want to thrive in. The values of the team should be aligned before any other steps can be taken. There are many ways to do this, but the most common is through a Values Exercise or Interviews with each person on your team to find out what they value most and how it impacts their day-to-day life at work.

Respect

Respect is a core value for organizations. It is one of the most important values in the workplace. Mutual respect is when people respect each other, even if they do not agree with each other. This will make it easier for people to communicate and work together. Mutual respect means that you are respectful to others even when they are not respectful to you. This can be difficult at times, but it will help your relationships in the workplace and with your peers.

Responsibility

A team is a group of people with a common goal. A team can be small or large, and it can exist within an organization, company, sports team, family, or even as a group of friends. The success of the team depends on how well the members work together and whether they have the skills needed to achieve their goals.

In order for a team to function well, every member must accept their responsibility for the success and wellbeing of the team. This means that each member has to do what they need to do in order for things to go smoothly. For example, if someone needs help with something then they should ask for it instead of waiting until it’s too late.

Commitment

Team members, coaches, and leaders must show their commitment to the cause, training to improve their skills and performance. The commitment of team members, coaches, and leaders is essential for success. They should be committed to the cause they are trying to achieve. They should also be committed to the training that they undergo in order to improve their skills and performance.

Continuous Development

Positive team culture is a powerful thing. It helps to keep your employees happy and engaged which in turn leads to better results. A lot of companies are striving to create a positive culture but it takes time and constant iteration. The commitment level varies from company to company but it’s important to understand that the culture doesn't change overnight.

In order for a company culture to be successful, there needs to be a high level of commitment from everyone involved in the organization. It's not something that can happen overnight, or without any effort at all.

Praise & Kudos

Make sure that the coaches and leaders are appropriately offering praise and kudos when goals and improvements are accomplished. Witnessing leadership evoke these competencies and have a greater tendency for the team members to organically adopt this tactic and the greater team benefits from a culture of collaboration and acknowledgment.

Support

You don’t win every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year. Eventually, things get hard, or you enter a slump because of any one of a litany of reasons. Will they come together and conquer the challenge or will they fold? Try asking yourself and your leadership this question as you analyze your team culture. Everything is easy when you are winning, but what defines a true Positive team culture is how the team copes with the inevitable struggles

 

Working Together

Co-workers are the people with who we spend most of our time. We spend at least one-third of our lives in the office and it is important to create a positive environment. As a manager, you should always focus on the strengths of your employees and give them opportunities to use those skills. You can do that by providing feedback, coaching them, and giving them challenging tasks. Team building is not only for managers but for all employees as well. They should work together to solve problems and make sure everyone has a voice in the process. You as the leader don’t need to be in every conversation, the team follows the core values and heals itself, or grows itself, or manages itself.

 

More than just work

Embrace team-building workshops, offsites, group meetings that allow the team to see, learn and experience the human side of each contributor. Getting to know the human, will lead to greater collaboration as we understand everyone is the same at the end of the day, just trying to earn a living and feed our families.

 

Lead By Example

“I wouldn’t ask someone to do something I wasn’t prepared to do myself.” I was taught that lesson in leadership a long time ago and have always embraced this core value. The first boot on the field is MINE! Leading by example is one of the most important qualities of a good leader. It shows that you are confident in your abilities to lead and that you are willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

We all have bad days, but as a leader, it is crucial that you don't allow those days to affect your team's morale. It is important for leaders to take great pride in leading by example so their team can follow suit.

Clear Expectations

Establish clear expectations for the team, establish a scorecard that is reviewed in a regular cadence with every team member. Have a weekly One on One with each of the team members you lead. Hold weekly or monthly team meetings. Be transparent on the team's performance on the key metrics and look to the team for input on how to improve performance. THEN get the team to set their expectations of you as a leader. Let them review your performance. I have always asked the team to review my performance and offer suggestions on how I can improve as their leader. This sets the stage for true alignment and a culture of servant leadership

 

Be Patient

This one has always been hard for me, I am a doer, and I charge ahead and make things happen with brute force usually. But in building a positive team culture the journey can be very rewarding, but it doesn't happen overnight, in a month, or in a quarter. It will take years in a lot of cases, and it will be like walking through mud. Identify your core values and never abandon them. Keep the focus on the wellbeing of your team, and one day you will look back and see an amazing culture of success.

 

Communicate, Over and Over and Over Again and then, Communicate some more

Always be over-communicating your vision and goals. Make sure you develop very clear and concise mental models and talk tracks. Have your leadership group and team help develop these mental models and talk tracks and then learn them together until they are so ingrained in your vernacular you can recite them in your sleep. YOU CAN NEVER OVER COMMUNICATE a key message to the team.  The moment you are absolutely SICK of mentioning something to the team is the moment they are just STARTING to understand it.  Being repetitive in your communication leads to clarity for every member of the group.

 

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