How to Build the Perfect Corporate Team

It is a common belief in history that the majority of us will only accomplish something of significance if we work together. For every good man or woman, there is a team of people behind them. Assembling your perfect corporate team is often the goal of many high ranking individuals within the company.

How do you do this? What do you have to do to put together your ultimate team? Well, there’s a few different things that you can do, and we are going to take a look at all of them here and now.

Assess Your Needs

The best thing that you can do to start building your ultimate corporate team is to assess your needs as a team leader. What characteristics and knowledge do you need? Which roles do you need to fill with this team? These are all perfectly valid questions to ask yourself, but they help to iron out exactly who you are looking for.

Once you have identified who you need to recruit, you can begin to search for individuals who meet the requirements for your team. You can look at personality types, skill sets, motivations. Every possible characteristic and quirk that you can think of will be useful, but you cannot begin this process without knowing what you need.

Share Your Vision

As the team leader, it is your job to rally the troops. Looking past that metaphor for just a second, it’s your mission to inspire the people on your team and make sure that they understand your vision and what you want to accomplish.

The best teams are the ones which are unified in their objectives. They all have the same goal, and there aren’t people who are trying to do their own side projects. This is the moment where you need to share your dream. Describe the end goal to them in perfect detail. Put your emotions into your story, because you have to convince these people that working towards your goal is something that will benefit all of them. Typically, this is already the case, but it’s how you sell it.

Go For Team Building Activities

Corporate team building is a tricky thing to do sometimes. You have to make sure that you have bonded and connected properly with your team. So the best thing that you can do is really get to know the people you’re going to be working closely alongside.

There are a lot of different options that you can pick from when it comes to teambuilding. For example, you might want to think about something like playing a guessing game, or a game called Speak Out, which is popular in the UK. Whatever you decide to pick, there is no doubt that it can be an incredibly useful way to connect with people. And that is something that you need to do as a team leader. You need to connect with people properly. Otherwise, you cannot possibly begin to get the right levels of trust and familiarity that you need for success.

So, you have a team, you have a goal, and you have the relationships. You are pretty much set to start work on your project. Remember that a good leader leads by example. You won’t be popular if you just sit and order people around. Roll up your sleeves and prepared to work hard. Encourage people to work in a better way, show them how you want things to be done, and give positive feedback. You have to be inspiring and knowledgeable and approachable. These are all characteristics of a good leader. If you want your project to succeed, you have to be just as involved with it as everybody else. Yours is the most critical role, so take it seriously.

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan