Team Building Through Chemistry
Teams are an integral part of any business. The key to successful team building is addressing the importance of chemistry between team members. It is not enough to have a group of people work on a project; people have to connect and balance each other’s strengths. By focusing on the group’s chemistry as you build the team, you will increase the chance of avoiding pitfalls and will develop a sense of unity among your coworkers.
Before you can focus on chemistry, you must understand teams. Start at the beginning by defining what teams are and how people feel about being on them. Additionally, you need to be aware of how teams can be effective and what can cause them to fall apart. Knowing the pros and cons of teams will help you avoid pitfalls and build on your team’s chemistry.
Teams are described as groups of people with complementary skill sets who work on projects or activities toward common goals. Team members are cooperative and interdependent. In the business world, there are different types of teams.
- Functional – These teams work in a general area or department to support customer needs.
- Cross-functional – Team members come with different areas of expertise to complete a single goal.
- Self-managing – These teams do not have much oversight as members work independently towards goals.
Regardless of the type of team a company implements, the individual team members have to work well together. . Teams that are not launched correctly have little chance of being successful. It is important to get teams off to a positive start from the very beginning by developing relationships, inspiring goals, and defining roles.
With our “Team Building through Chemistry” workshop, your participants will discover the specifics of how building a team through chemistry will lead to success.
- Understand the team development model
- Identify team chemistry
- Create vision and goals
- Appreciate diversity
- Manage conflict