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When your organization is working as a cohesive team, you achieve more goals, morale goes up and quality increases. In this module we look at the importance of a team and how to use the team to achieve the desired outcomes.
Perpetuating teamwork is the final step in leadership because when your organization is working as a cohesive team you achieve more goals and then morale goes up and quality increases. We look at the importance of a team and how to use the team to achieve the desired outcome. You must start with creating synergy within your team.
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All leaders should create synergy within their team. A team that works together is what makes a team work.
Football coach, Vince Lombardi once said “Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work and a civilization work.”
When you look at sports, the teams with the best players and the largest salaries, are rarely the teams that win the championships. It is the team that have the best teamwork that win.
From synergy comes innovation. Without innovation, your company dies. Blockbuster could have bought Netflix, but they didn’t and as a result they are gone. Borders bookstore is out of business because online books took over.
As a leader you need to make sure you are taking care of your team, using that collaborative style of leadership and you are looking toward the future. You are anticipating what is coming and you are there.
- First, meet with your team a minimum of once a week. Talk about how you can continue to get better and grow and deliver the results you are looking for.
- Second, solicit the biggest challenges your team is facing and allow input from your team to overcome them. Heated conversations are ok. Some of the best ideas come from heated arguments. The best results can come from people that are very passionate and take a stand.
- Third, when the team comes to a decision everyone supports it. Even if they don’t agree with the method they must accept it to create synergy on the team.
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