Regardless of whether we’re talking about achievement and excellence in the addiction recovery, IT, engineering, education or any other field, organizations rise or fall based on the strengths -- or weaknesses -- of their teams.
(PRWEB) October 15, 2013
On his popular website that is dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles and succeed in both business and life, Per Wickstrom has published a new blog post that offers readers timely, practical and solution-focused advice on how they can build a great team in the workplace.
“Regardless of whether we’re talking about achievement and excellence in the addiction recovery, IT, engineering, education or any other field, organizations rise or fall based on the strengths -- or weaknesses -- of their teams,” commented Per Wickstrom, who in addition to being a sought-after speaker and a prolific writer is also CEO of Best Drug Rehabilitation. “And that’s why grasping the fundamentals of how to build a great, over-achieving team isn’t just optional; for organizations that want to get to the next level and continue improving, it’s mandatory.”
In highlighting how to build a great team, Per Wickstrom hones in on a range of core concepts that include: people, success, vision, hiring, communication, and accountability.
- People: having the right people in the right places is the most fundamental feature of great teams. Put a bit differently, even the smartest and most talented people who are put in the wrong roles, or placed on the wrong teams, will typically lead to under-performance or outright failure for both individuals and teams.
- Success: great teams grasp the subjective nature of success. Indeed, what makes sense for one team in terms of success may not apply to another team. We need to respect these differences, so we avoid a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
- Vision: great teams rely upon a visionary plan to drive them forward towards clear, beneficial goals and objectives. Naturally, there are times with deviation from the plan is both necessary and wise. However, groups without vision are doomed at best to be “one hit wonders,” because even if they manage to succeed they’ll never be able to replicate it, since they won’t know how or why they succeeded in the first place!
- Hiring: as teams evolve and respond to ongoing changes -- both within the team and in the outer environment -- they need to fortify their ranks by bringing in new talent. As such, the ability to hire the right people for the right reasons is essential; especially when looking at personality dynamics and “soft skills” that can make or break high performance teams.
- Communication: great teams thrive on high quality communication. They understand how to efficiently share information, and build systems and structures that promote information sharing vs. prevent it.
- Accountability: great teams hold individual team members, and the team as a whole, accountable at all times. This is by no means limited to issues, problems, or matters that require improvement. It also includes celebrating success and acknowledging excellence.
Added Per Wickstrom: “And just as importantly, great teams are characterized by laughter, joy and fun! People want to be a part of these kinds of teams, because they are the living embodiment of the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
The full version of Per Wickstom’s blog post “How to Build a Great Team in the Workplace” is available on his website at http://www.perwickstrom.com/business/how-to-build-a-great-team-in-the-workplace/.
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About Per Wickstrom
Per Wickstrom is the President and Founder of Best Drug Rehabilitation, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center focused on helping individuals through holistic and natural methods. Per believes that it's never too late to turn your life around and do something positive with your life - he is living proof that hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude can overcome any negative situation.
Learn more at http://www.PerWickstrom.com.