Every team has rules, but few are intentionally crafted. This could have a negative impact. For example:
In a team of two, it's easy to create short back-and-forth emails. As more team members join, it becomes more complex keeping everyone in the loop. Emails may include reply-alls about weekend plans and real-time decision-making, leading to unread emails and lost information.
A single individual dictates the rules for the group. He may inadvertently communicate late at night that can affect an entire company.
The Core Skills Needed to Manage Your Team So you've just got a new job as a manager. Congratulations! Or maybe you've just been given the task of pulling a new team together. What a challenge! Either way, whether your team exists already or it's your responsibility to create it, what do you do next?
The first rule of team building is an obvious one: to lead a team effectively, you must first establish your leadership with each team member. Remember that the most effective team leaders build their relationships of trust and loyalty, rather than fear or the power of their positions.