You probably experience it more and more: working together in a project team, in which you do not know everyone inside out. Are you curious to know how you can quickly become a successful team? Then read the five tips below that indicate successful teams.
1. Integrate each other’s qualities
To make teamwork successful, it is important that you take a good look at everyone’s qualities and vision of the project. In this way you create a common basis that all team members support and you reach new insights that you would never have discovered individually.
Do you recognize that a team sometimes over-analyzes the first steps of a project and subsequently there is no result on the shelf? Or that a team starts working together too quickly and the result is of insufficient quality? Take an iterative approach in which you continuously dare to experiment, bearing in mind that not every idea is 100% good from minute one onwards.
3. Reflect at fixed moments
Reflecting at fixed moments – for example daily, weekly or monthly – ensures that you as a team come closer together. At these moments you discuss progress, questions and processes with each other with the aim of understanding each other even better and learning from each other.
4. Listen to your teammates
Really listening to your teammates is one of the most important ingredients of successful teamwork. This makes you open to the knowledge, experience, ideas and opinions of the other. Put your own prejudices aside and open your ears wide open!
5. Do you dare to speak out?
Successful teams communicate honestly and directly with each other. See a flaw in the work of one of your teammates? Then it is important that you get the space to give honest feedback to your teammate. In addition to daring to give feedback, it is also important that you dare to ask questions, to raise problems within the project and to explain (new) ideas.
Do you want your team to work together successfully?
We are happy to help you with that! Contact Geert (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the possibilities for a new concept, new learning material or a new training strategy that focuses on successful teamwork. As Group Moovs, we provide trainings and workshops in the field of ‘Accelerated Teamwork’ and the dynamics of projectteams. Within a day you will discover the different facets in which you work together and it will assist you on how to reach a consensus with your teammates.