Team Building: 5 Ways to Tell if You're Ready for It
Posted on October 29, 2010 by Guy Farmer, One of Thousands of Leadership Coaches on Noomii.
Many leaders and organizations want to practice team building but give up rapidly once they start. Find out if you're ready for team building.
Many leaders and organizations say they want to build a great team building program but let their efforts fall by the wayside after a couple of attempts. This usually happens because people don’t realize that team building isn’t just providing a couple of motivational activities, it’s about changing mindsets and behaviors.
If you’re a leader who wants to create a successful team building program think about the following questions.
1. Are you ready to set aside time each week to do team building activities and do it for at least six months without interruption?
2. Are you willing to bring in a neutral facilitator to help you out and give you an honest perspective on what goes on in your organization?
3. Are you ready to look at the behaviors that don’t work in your organization and replace them with others that do?
4. Are you willing to level the playing field and let everyone have access to decision-making and information?
5. Are you ready to include leadership and all levels of employees in all the team building activities as part of a top-down approach?
Your answers to these questions will show you how ready you are to start a team building program in earnest. For team building to be effective it requires buy-in from leadership and a commitment to making it work by doing it over time. Are you ready to make it happen?