Learn the Art to Create a Powerful Team!

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Create a Powerful Team

Creating a powerful team is not simply playing team games together. Employee engagement is very difficult but certainly not impossible. A power packed team requires more than just taking your team out to a resort and playing games with them.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

-Andrew Carnegie


Did you know?

  • A research conducted in 2009 revealed that more than 80% of HR professionals believe that employee engagement was a very high priority and the most challenging aspect of HRM was maintaining employee engagement.

Before we do this, let us now understand what a powerful team means to us.

Learning Activity

What do you understand by a powerful team?

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What are the 5 disadvantages of not having a powerful team?

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What are the 5 benefits of having a powerful team?

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What 5 things can you do to make your team powerful?

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Team building is not a one or a two-day activity. Team building has to be a part of the culture of your organization. It is something that needs to be done every day by every member of a team.

“People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.”

Dr. Allan Fromme

 

Have you seen the movie Chak De India! It has brilliant individual hockey players, who keep losing because they cease to perform like a team. Kabir Khan, their coach, binds them together to create a powerful team and knows not how to lose anymore.

5 Ways to Build A Powerful Team

Here are some of the ways in which I believe you can create a high-impact powerful and closely knit team:

  • Take up serious issues from the workplace and solve them via team building activities.
  • Conduct periodic reviews to monitor progress and see how your projects are developing and advancing.
  • Make fun a part of your agenda. It is very important to schedule time for recreation in order to keep your team engaged.
  • Start your team meetings with energizers and icebreakers to lighten the spirits. This reduces stress to a great extent and people feel relaxed and thus they perform better.
  • It is very important that you celebrate small successes publicly so that everyone knows about it and even gets inspired by it.
“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.”

Brian Tracy

 

Indulging in these everyday activities go a long way to develop powerful teams. A team is not about putting together people who excel in their work individually. It is about putting these best people “together” so that they can work like a team.

There are many knots in teams that need to be untangled on an everyday basis. This game is a very powerful game that can help your team to untie many knots in real life!

 

Activity Knots
preparation none
running time three minutes
Environment enough space to get the teams standing in impeded circles.
Teams Six-eight or 10 people in each team. Works best with a minimum of eight people. Will only work with an even number of participants- the leader may need to opt out if the number of participants in a team is odd.
Instruction Split the group into even numbered teams. The ideal number for a team is eight, but groups of six or 10 are entirely practical. Arrange the team, or teams, into a rough circle, facing inwards. Each member reaches into the circle and hold right hands with the person standing opposite. They should then hold the left hand of a different person. The team is now in a knot. The aim of the exercise is to untie the knot, leaving the team in a circle. In doing this they can rotate grips, but should not break the chain of hands.
Feedback This exercise is trivial with four people, mildly challenging with six, a little more with eight, downright difficult with 10 and verging on the impossible with 12. After that, the combinational explosion means that, while its technically soluble, its practically impossible to get untangled.
Outcome Knots is an excellent warm-up that combines movement with a degree of practical thinking and team interaction (usually plenty of laughing and shouting involved). There is an element of ice-breaking too from the physical contact, and assisting each other through contortions, but concentration on the task in hand means that it has limited value in getting to know other team members.

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