How to Build a Strong Team

TalkShop building strong teamLeaders have their work cut out for them in creating and sustaining strong teams. Having strong teams in the workplace make it function like a well-oiled machinery. On the other hand, having a dysfunctional team creates chaos that hampers productivity.

How does one go about this critical task of building a strong team? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, advises, “It starts out in the recruitment process. HR practitioners should be discerning in their choice. This should not be based only on IQ, appearance and communication skills. Equally important is the personality type of the applicant and how, as an individual, he can contribute to building a strong team.

TalkShop offers Professional Profiling and Targeted Selection to aid HR executives in identifying personality types accurately and establishing what makes them tick as individuals and team players.

Once the right person is identified and hired, Viesca gives these additional tips for creating the winning team:

1. Set clear expectations. Each member should know the organization’s mission, the team’s purpose, and their role in the success of both.

2. Get their commitment. Make each one feel valued for the unique strengths, knowledge, skills they can contribute.

3. Foster a strong sense of belonging. Make each one feel appreciated and bound by something greater than themselves.

4. Measure the quality of the team. Conduct periodic assessments to measure their degree of commitment. Foster honest and respectful communication, as well as conflict resolution. Conversations on these matters can help air differences of opinion and nip problems in the bud.

5. Invest in professional development. Employees who grow in knowledge and skills contribute to stronger teams.

6. Have occasions for levity. Moments of wholesome laughter defuse stress and make for a healthy workplace.

7. Celebrate successes. Simple treats during work hours or planning periodic outings go a long way towards inspiring the team.

Viesca stresses, “Connection is necessary for team members to work hand in hand. TalkShop, the leading training facility for corporate excellence and personal effectiveness partners with companies in building star teams who value trust, determination, and collaboration.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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