Recently I had a presentation about successful team work. During last 4 months, I have been working on how to make a great & successful team. I studied several team building, development and appraisal methods, case studies and Patrick Lencioni’s books. I found that a team needs the four following traits basically to become successful:
1) Culture: by culture I mean mission, vision and values. A team (mostly team leaders) should define its mission (why this team exist and is made?), vision (what do we want to achieve in future? How is the world going to be under the influence of our actions?) and values (what are our performance and behavioral standards and principles?)
2) Diversity: there should be diversity in terms of gender, race, age, education, skills, talents, thinking style and so on. All these diversities help increase team achievements and must be aligned with team culture.
3) Synergy: a successful team displays synergy. The whole is greater than sum of its parts. Team members amplify their strengths and skills and develop each other continuously.
4) Collaboration: all the energy, time, focus and other resources of team members are align1ed in the direction of team’s goals and vision. Every team member is aware of his roles and responsibilities and cooperate with team members to bring success to whole team not indivuduals.
My presentation file is accessible for download from my SlideShare account.