“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”Ecclesiastes 4:9
For anything great to happen, you need others. Teamwork makes the dream work and in fact, it’s the only way that the dream will work.
As business leaders, we strategize our plans, our focus, and our goals as we should. This is a part of what it takes to be successful. I also believe we should put the same energy into team building and teamwork. Our plans, focuses and goals won’t work without others.
“So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.”Proverbs 24:6
This verse is speaking about war and what it takes to win. It’s also speaking to us a generational truth we can apply as business leaders.
We need guidance and input from others to have victory and success.
Without others, we are one-sided and limited. But with teamwork, we have greater ability, greater opportunity, and greater potential to succeed.
So, are you building teamwork?
This takes intentionality and effort. It’s not always easy but it’s worth it and it’s the only to have lasting success and impact.
Here are three ways to build teamwork.
1st – Schedule a set time to connect and have fun
For our team, we do this once a month with a team lunch. I’ve empowered one of the team members to lead it out with a topic of discussion, a game, or something else to guide our time and facilitate the fun. I’ve noticed if we don’t do this, the lunch can scatter in different directions.
This is simple but it brings us together and we laugh and connect. This is so important in building teamwork because meaningful connection adds to the bond we’re working for. It helps unite us in different settings and it’s golden for teamwork development.
Now some of the staff have formed a laugh a lot of lunch where whoever can go join and they hang out and laugh together. It’s great.
2nd – Delegate and let them lead
To build teamwork we must let team members lead others on the team. We have to delegate and empower the right people for leaders to grow, and for culture to be promoted and protected.
When leadership is shared, the strength of the team will multiply into a unified effort that produces great results.
Teamwork happens when others can lead with you.
3rd – Have clear goals and focuses
When the team knows the goals and focuses, it can run with endurance toward them and achieve them. As leaders, we must set the course and then empower the team to go for it. We lead out front and we give responsibility along the way. When this takes place, great things happen.
Does your team know where they are going? Do they know what the focuses are?
So I encourage you today, with all the planning and strategy for this year, to build the team and watch what will happen.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Have a great day and the best is yet to come,