Some team building ideas for leadership motivation...
Building up your team within an organization, school, athletics or even at home can prove to be difficult at times.
You know you want a great team to get things done, but you also want to have the right people that will work together to achieve the team goals.
Getting the right mix of people and inspiring them to work together is an important aspect to being successful.
Did you ever think about what the definition of Team is? It's a group organized to work together to do what you cannot do alone.
The word TEAM is also an acronym for "Together Everyone Achieves More."
That says it all. Because you can't do everything alone. A team brings together many different talents and insights to move the organization foward more quickly than doing it alone.
Building a successful team can be a tough job. Some teams work well together and others don't. You see athletic teams that eventually make it into the playoffs.
These team members worked with each other to achieve their goal. Each one of them had a certain talent that contributed to the overall success.
You want to select the right team and have them become successful. But, how do you do it?
Well, it all starts with the leader. You, as a leader must have a plan and you need to create the type of team you want to carry out your plans.
What do you look for when selecting the right team?
You want to find team members that can state their opinions and make suggestions without being critical of each other. They need to feel they are part of the team and their opinion matters.
So, choose your team with your goals in mind. This isn't a time to be politically correct. When you become political, it can bring down the organization or leave it stagnant.
Politics is a very common occurrence. That's why its important to choose the right people beforehand rather than discovering you chose the wrong people later on.
To get started, meet with the people individually and build a relationship with them. Learn about their personality will help you determine if that person will fit your needs.
You want them to feel part of the group, that they're trusted and they can state their opinions about something without repercussions.
What if you can't choose your team?
There are times when you need to work with the people you have. You can follow the same team building ideas and steps as you did in choosing your team. Build a relationship with each person, find out what they're like, their work ethics and where they might fit in. If you think about it, everyone on a team brings skills in some area, even if it's just making coffee.
The above team building ideas will work if you're in a company with a task force, on a baseball team, in the classroom or in a family. Sometimes you can choose your team members and other times they are chosen for you. These team building ideas will help build confidence in each person and move you forward towards achieving your goals successfully.
As you grow up, most of you are put in a situation where you are on some kind of team. There are teams that involve everyone to help reach a team goal and there are teams that support individual efforts (such as a swim team.) Below is an example of how the you can teach team building to children:
A Physical Education class is an example of choosing your team. Sometimes the teacher will pick two captains and each captain chooses who they want to be on their team. Everyone knows that this isn't always a fair way of choosing teams, but kids learn from it.
The kids work together in order to attain the most points in the game. In general, the teacher or team mates praise each other if they score a point. Mistakes are made, someone doesn't catch a ball and the other team scores, but they learn and try not to let it happen again.
Each team member is different. Some are better at catching and others are better at running, so they are placed in the appropriate positions to bring out their skills. If someone has a better suggestion of moving kids around to improve their chances of winning, the teacher and the team mates listen and are usually willing to give it a try. Many of the kids believe they can contribute to the end goal and feel their part on the team helps.
Many of the kids develop friendships, but they also feel they are a whole unit and can work together.
Of course, once the game is over, the teacher and team players usually praise everyone by saying 'good game' whether they win or not.
An example of a team already in place, is a family. We can use the hypothetical two parent, two child household. As the children grow up, parents are constantly praising them for every milestone they reach.
Sometimes a family will have a common goal of going on a vacation. Each person helps in some way. Each family member throws out their ideas on where they want to visit, sites to see, what they should pack, etc. Some goals are to have a relaxing time on a beach and others are to see every amusement park in the area. Each family member needs to understand what you want to achieve.
Sometimes you forget something at home or take a wrong turn or your car breaks down. It's something that you learn from and move on to enjoy the time together.
Each family member has a different personality. Everyone knows and respects their differences and works together so that everyone enjoys the vacation. A vacation helps the family bond together and they usually have a good experience. The fun everyone had is the praise for the completed vacation.
Team building can be a lot of work, but you can get so much done by taking the time and following the above team building ideas to build the right team mindset.
Other popular pages!