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How to Build a Successful Team
Building a successful team is about more than finding a group of people with the right mix of professional skills. This guide will tell you how to lay the groundwork for a highly productive team that can communicate, cooperate and innovate in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

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Building strong teams

When building a strong team, managers should take into account several aspects, such as providing a clear plan about the objectives and how to reach them or establishing a so-called 'shared scorebo...

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Rules enable a better organization

Once you have set your mind on building a strong team, you should find a way to create a set of rules that is specific only to your team, what can be then called the team culture. Make sure ...

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Respect your team

Respect is essential within a community. The same applies to teams: as a manager, you should make sure your team members feel respected and confident enough to want to do their best when working...

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Hold your team responsible 

Your main task as a manager is to keep up the good work. In order to ensure this, you should make sure that each and every team member takes full responsibility for their actions. 

Reme...

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Encourage productive conversations

Whenever something is going wrong inside your team, make sure to let people know about it, as allowing issues to gather up can only have a negative effect. However, you might want to pay ...

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The first rule of team building

To lead a team effectively, you must first establish your leadership with each team member. 

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Steps for building effective teams

  • Consider each employee's ideas as valuable.
  • Be clear when communicating. 
  • Encourage trust and cooperation among employees on your team. 
  • Encourage team members to share information, to listen and to brainstorm.
  • Let the team work on creative solutions together.
  • Set ground rules for the team. 
  • Establish the parameters of consensus-building sessions.

Building Rapport Remotely

To better build rapport and counter isolation do the following:

  • smile, tilt your chin lower so you're not looking down on them, and slow down your speech during your vid...

Relying On Text The Right Way

Voice and video calls can help you feel more in touch with your team and avoid the issues of asynchronous communication like time lags or misunderstandings.

However, you'll likely spend a lot of your day communicating via text as it’s a good way to interact without interrupting their work. So you need to be able to get your point across clearly and simply, show empathy and understanding, and be efficient to avoid wasted time.

Staying Up To Date

Remote workers can feel overwhelmed by the amount of text they have to process. So finding ways to keep on top of what's going on is imperative for communicating efficiently with others.

Create archive lists and CC irrelevant emails to them, so you can save and share them without flooding non-involved people. 

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Influence is power

No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success.

But gaining that influence, like learning...

Build Trust

Influence is most often and most easily carried through trust: only when a co-worker trusts you will he or she be open to your influence.

The easiest way to do that is to be honest, no matter what. State your opinions, disclose your apprehensions, and don't keep secrets. 

Reliability Through Consistency

Inconsistency is the fastest way to ruin your reputation. Consistency, on the other hand, is slow but sure: if you execute your tasks effectively and on time, day after day, eventually people will come to rely on you.

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