Building Unity among Diverse Teams
Running a business means getting the best talent you can find and getting them to commit to a unified effort…very few succeed at this, both in business and on the sports fields!
One thing that differentiates man from beast: the ability to think differently. This gives us a diversity of the minds that allows for collectives to solve complex business problems and create market innovation.
On the challenging side of this diversity is the creation of conflict which if unmanaged can easily become confrontational. Every business faces this challenge: to protect the individual brilliance that diversity allows and to create a Unity of effort in achieving results.
Teambuilding exercises and workshops are one of the main avenues companies use to foster and develop good relationships and trust among co-workers.
These next tips will help you figure out how to encourage unity among diverse groups of people and for you to receive the positive impact of having diversity in the workplace.
Beyond Teambuilding pride ourselves in creating events, activities and challenges that push any team past mediocrity, allowing them to express themselves in a way that unleashes a team synergy that is often lying dormant. Our teambuilding is done in two definitive ways; formal and informal. Both have merit and are used to create the specific objectives of your particular team’s needs.
Clearly state your expectations
The starting point for any collective of humans is to unite them behind a shared commonness of either a vision of success or common goals or objectives. This will give you at least a chance to succeed.
It is often assumed that everyone knows what is expected of them in a professional environment, but this is sometimes not the case as most people tend to act in accordance with the law of WIFM (what’s in it for me?).
Trust is the glue that allows your team to work with each other and for management to delegate. When trust fails, the team will disintegrate and become a series of DIY experts, but the sum will often not exceed the potential sum of all.
Trust is formed by the team getting to know each other’s competencies and skills as well as being able to rely upon to promises and commitments we make to each other.
The trust in a team member allows them to become confident of themselves and the team. This enhances the reliability issue and steers the team away from the “hope and a prayer” approach to delegation.
A team that has confidence in itself and all the team members becomes one able to make BIG decisions and make BIG commitments. Mentoring, open review processes and developing a high-performance culture are all ways that you can stimulate this confidence.
Successful teams do what other teams are not prepared to do! Are you ready?
Take your team beyond with Beyond Teambuilding’s exciting interventions, activities and challenges that push boundaries and guarantee loads of fun and learning.