Team building skills are critical for your effectiveness as a manager. Even if you are not in a management or leadership role, better understanding of team work can make you a more effective employee and give you an extra edge in your corporate office.
According to Davitt Corporate Partners (specialists in business coaching and occupational psychology) based on a study from MIT, when it comes to predicting the success of a great team, the most important element is how well the team communicates during informal meetings.
Effective communication is one of the essential characteristics that helps an office run smoothly. There is less misinterpretation and more understanding with effective communication, which means that more deadlines will be met and employees will have a better understanding of their roles.
Strengthening teamwork in the office environment often contributes to greater unity, productivity and employee satisfaction.
Establishing team building goals, clarifying employee roles and responsibilities, organising social activities and of course scheduling regular team meetings are effective ways to increase team cohesiveness.
Team building success occurs when your team can accomplish something much bigger and work more effectively than a group of the same individuals working on their own.
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Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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