“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi
Teamwork is the oil that keeps the machine producing smoothly and at a high capacity! Regardless if your employees work individually or in groups, as a leader, you’re in a position to inspire your team to not only come together initially, but achieve much through teamwork.
Engrain Teamwork in Culture
Our team here at Medix recently uncovered new core values; one of which is, “Locking arms to help each other achieve our goals.” Our commitment to teamwork is deeply instilled in our company culture, because without this commitment, our individual goals and company goal of positively impacting 20,000 lives by 2020 would be unattainable. Find a way to embed teamwork into your culture, so that it becomes almost second nature for your team, too.
Help Foster Trust and Accountability
Key ingredients for teamwork are trust and accountability. People need to trust that their teammates will do their best to come through without leaving them hanging. You can help create trust and accountability by providing opportunities for your team to bond. Whether it’s a conference with team-building exercises or simple regular lunches to help teammates get to know one another, there are many things you, as a leader, can do to help your team.
Share Success Stories
Sharing success stories is a great way to inspire others! At Medix, we’ve gone about this several ways, including team emails and our internal surveying system, which allows teammates to recognize each other on a weekly basis. Start off by asking your team to email you stories when strong examples of teamwork are seen. You can then share these stories with your team during huddles, other meetings or team emails.
One person has the capacity to make a huge impact, so imagine what a team working together efficiently can do. Inspire your team to lock arms today, and get ready to see some great results.
How have you inspired your team to work together? Please share any further insight below with a comment.