Teamwork is often vital to the success of a business. It’s the process of working together to achieve a goal in an effective, efficient manner. We take a look at what you can be doing to ensure your team i as strong as it can be.
There are lots of ways working as a team can help benefit the development of your organisation and of individual employees. Naturally by working as part of a team you get to know more about each other and can identify not only your own but other’s strengths and weaknesses.
What makes a good team?
Essentially a good team is whatever works best for you to achieve the results you need in the smoothest way possible and everybody being satisfied with the end result. However, here are a few things you may want to consider when making your team the best it can be.
- Communication – one of the most important factors of being able to work well as a team is communication. Team members need to understand that even if they feel they are working on a more independent level it’s still good to communicate this and keep others informed as to what they are up to. Communication skills are also very important when it comes to sharing ideas. Everybody should be able to share their opinions and have those opinions considered and listened to and should feel comfortable to talk freely when in group discussions, it is just important for those more confident allowing and encouraging others to speak as it is for people to find the courage to share ideas.
- Committing to goals – committing to a goal you want to achieve as a team is important and it’s key that the members of the team are all committed to this goal and focus on trying to achieve it. As a team you can set out a clear path on how to get where you want to be, both as a group and through individual contribution. This can help motivate people and ensure a smooth journey if everybody is working from the same page.
- Collaborating and having diversity – not everybody in team is always going to be similar – this is a positive. Providing everybody is respectful of each other, having a diverse group of people working together can be great as everyone will be able to share different areas of strengths and skills. Different ages, personalities etc. are likely to be able to look at things in different ways and encourage creativity and thinking material. Collaborating can really help people grow but its essential to make sure everyone is pulling their weight and doing their bit.
- Good leadership and organisation – having somebody to motivate and encourage the team is one of the best ways to get amazing results in business. They don’t necessarily have to have all the ideas that get actioned or be the one to constantly be dictating but just be a well-respected team member that is just the glue to the team. Organisation within the team is also very important otherwise you could end up with a chaotic work environment so ensuring everyone knows what they need to do and how they need to manage their time can go along way to being as efficient as possible.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself“
Teamwork is key here at MBS Accountants. We have a strong skilled team of highly effective individuals all working to the same core values to ensure we deliver the best for our clients. Our core values are:
1 – To build the most knowledgeable and strongest team we can
2 – To get the level of communication right for each client
3 – Have fun and make MBS a great place to be
4 – Positively contribute to the MBS family spirit
5 – Demonstrate how much we care
If you can build a highly effective team that is really strong and works well together in a fantastic environment then you will have built a business that is very hard to compete with. The best way to ensure your customers are treated the way you want them treated is to treat your staff that way. They will learn from you and replicate what you do. So go out there are start building your awesome team to help your business grow.