A million new goals for the new year and little desire to get down to it, a lot of excitement and a lot of blah blah and after the holidays, when it comes to the truth, we continue with the same bullet point. last year.
The same happens to businesses, because “new year new life” and with the same people: if we do not do something different, if we do not impress on our employees this desire for change in order to achieve new objectives, cohesion, to create new things we were left with the same as we had.
It sounds easy to say, but How can we create this new spirit?
Team management keys
For starters, after months of complex social networking, increasing virtual connection, and creating multiple ways to work remotely, the first thing we need is involve the team, which increases that sense of teamwork that we are working on together and that seems to have gotten lost with the pandemic.
The most important thing in any organization whether professional or social / family is Communication; when communication is fluid and transparent, everything is much easier, the social and working climate is more relaxed and productive, the staff feel the company as their own and go from employees to collaborators, they are part of the family of the company and they work together to develop it better.
Involve the team consists of involve members in the company’s strategy; “Information is power” has become an old adage, sharing information with members of the organization creates stronger teams.
Imagine you have a rowing team. If you know how these teams work on the trawlers (this is what the boats in northern Spain are called), you will know that there is one person to lead the team, set the pace, cheer and guide where they need to go. And you have to play the role of skipper, for a series of rowers (usually 14).
Now imagine that you have never been a skipper of these boats, but you have a team of rowers with great experience, anxious to know the route they should take, studied the competition and the sea conditions at the time of the competition. They probably told you before you set off exactly what they expected from you: cheer them on, set the pace, warn them of nearby boats, and how to block them or pass the following ones.
If you listen to them and follow the guidelines requested by this team, they will perform well, they know what they want to accomplish, they know the terrain, the technique, they know your weaknesses and how you can work together to make the trip. a success. .
Now imagine another situation, this time you are the experienced person, but on the contrary you have a team with little experience. They don’t know each other, they don’t feel, they don’t know the terrain, they only know what is basic when it comes to moving oars. How do you think the competition will play out in this case?
You are the same person, in this case, if you have experience, but you have the same time to connect with the team; the circumstances and the goal are the same, what changes is the cohesion of the team, the degree of knowledge they have of each other, the experience of each, the degree of understanding … These things which, when we are at work in the daily life of the company, it seems that they are not important, but that we are more and more aware of the need.
Steps to follow
At Karismatia, Laura Bueno created the CORS method, which is created to support teams to be the best teams and to develop high performance through 4 stages: Cohesion, Objectives, Results and Monitoring.
It consists in involving each member, in provoking that the different team participants get to know and support each other. That is why communication, transparency, the whole growth mentality are fundamental for the personal development of each individual.
Communicate objectives clearly and transparently, giving a roadmap to the team, it is essential that each of the participants knows what is expected of them. Their responsibilities, those of their peers and how they can help each other.
If we set the initial objective well according to the capabilities of the team, we then assess whether the initial expectations are met, what can we learn from what we have worked as a team, how can we improve …
It is important to learn from the results obtained and modify what we have detected that we can improve.
Characteristics of equipment that works well
Creating a cohesive team results in a team with specific characteristics, which are listed below.
The first is self-confidence and the ability, because trusting yourself is the basis for being able to trust the team. For trust to develop, it is essential to have fluid communication based on respect, in which everyone feels that they can express themselves naturally and face difficulties as a team.
2. Sense of belonging
When it comes to increasing the sense of belonging among team members, that’s when they will behave proactively. When each member feels like an important part of the team and shares their core values.
3. Common objective
This is a key point that makes the difference between a team and a group; having a common goal creates a team; the better this objective is defined, the greater the chances of success.
In addition, it is essential to create a successful work culture, which sets a guide for individual and team action, recognizes and celebrates success, encourages open communication and provides constructive feedback.
A team needs leadership. As cross-leadership and proactivity from each team member are increasingly encouraged, you need a guide to intervene when there are different points of view or you get lost.
Teams with a good leader who inspires the actions and decisions that are made become cohesive teams.
The main commitment is with oneself, wanting to give the best of oneself, then giving the best with the project, with colleagues … Commitment is consistent, commitment strengthens, it is a personal choice that increases confidence and the feeling of belonging to the team, facilitating results.
From Karismatia different methodologies are combined depending on the phase in which the equipment is located in order to generate increasingly solid equipment before the adversities that may appear in the market. Prepare for yourself and your team to be successful over the next few months to achieve the goals you want.