We get bombarded with the term “Team Building” in today’s corporate world, and in many of the home-based business models, you hear similar rhetoric about building a team for a specific purpose. What effect are you looking for in your team-building efforts?
In today’s article, we are going to touch on the impact of team building on online businesses in general, and what we are looking for in our team building activities. It is essential to spend some time considering what you want most from your team before you start working on building it or looking for members.
Over the years, I have been on hundreds of teams for various purposes. One thing that is common to find the right team member for the job is to start with a genuine interest in helping the cause. People are more likely to engage when they are passionate about the project underway.
People with the right motivation and passion are more helpful, even if they lack a particular skill. Let’s face it skills are easy to learn, but it is much harder to kindle a genuine interest if the person does not like what you are trying to do or accomplish. Taking the time to make sure they are on board with the purpose is essential to forming a winning team.
Effective Team Building Strategy
It may take time to build an effective team-building strategy for your online business. Making money in online activities can be done without a team, but that can be a lonely existence. Working on building a website or writing a blog can take a lot of your time and takes away time from your friends and family.
Finding the right team can help balance some of the feelings of isolation that can occur. Also, it opens the door to find more like-minded people that you can build a relationship with that can lead to friendship while taking care of business needs at the same time, in this busy world that is a plus you should not ignore.
Getting older has made me more aware of how I spend my time and who I spend it with; spending time with negative people is not worth it. All that does is drag you down, so finding people to participate with you in business, who focus on the positive will be a source of strength and be part of the solution and not the problem.
For our purposes, we want people who place a higher value on integrity and making sure that everyone is being successful, not just padding their own pockets. So many of the programs you see promoted online focus on getting rich and push the idea that a person must achieve a better outlook and place blame the person if they are not successful. When the truth of the matter is that their system is often where the flaw lies, people are trying to make money and quit when they do not make any money.
Leadership in Team Building
People are looking for effective leadership in team building. What that skill looks like an online business means the leader can determine what each of the team member needs, both technically and emotionally, when people get their questions answered that helps to build trust.
Trust is the most crucial requirement that a leader must earn from the team, how many times in life does the loss of trust destroy a business? It happens so fast that it will make your head spin! Typically trust is earned slowly and can be gone with just one mistake, especially early in a business relationship because there hasn’t been enough time to learn about their character.
When you can find a business that has attracted leaders who live by higher standards, it does not take long for the observant person to see their qualities. The best time to learn about people’s character is to see how they deal with unpleasant issues and how they handle the controversy. It is easy to smile when everything is going right, but what happens when the going gets tuff?
In the last year, I have witnessed several adversities that arise during the development of ONPASSIVE. That is bound to happen when working on a project that started small but changed and grew into something different than originally designed. The best part of the whole experience is the leadership handled it with respect and dignity when they came under fire.
When you think about life, it is when the trials of life hit us, we forge strong relationships and build a solid trust with the people that we go through the experience with and learn about their character. Trails are where faith gets tested, and confidence earned or lost based on the way it gets handled.
How Effective is Your Team?
You have to go through a lot of candidates to find the right team for your specific needs. In my career, I have witnessed this many times. Often with no fault to the system, a human resources department will bring in lousy team members to backfill positions, even though they pass all the rigorous testing and vetting.
This method is costly for large organizations, but they budget accordingly and equip themselves to handle such things. That is not the case for people working from home, and they do not have the resources to afford the mistakes. Building a capable team is a necessary skill they must master.
For months I have searched for the best way to determine if a team is suitable for the purpose at hand. It comes down to the character of its members. If all members are committed to taking the high road and maintaining proper ethics, it will be effective at building an organization to be proud of and last for years to come.
Our Effective Team
We have established a competent team while in the pre-launch phase of a project that grew substantially from the original scope. We are glad to be granted the time to build our team before the business officially launches. The approach is different than what usually takes place; the focus was on developing relationships first, then on learning about the company.
Success is much sweeter this way; now, we are a strong group that is getting stronger by conducting team strengthening activities like Zoom meetings to get to know everyone better. It is good to hear people’s voices who you typically correspond with over the internet. Since we are a Global Team with members in different parts of the world, it gets interesting.
The overwhelming sentiment from the members is looking forward to the day we get to gather and meet in person celebrating the accomplishments we are going to see once the products are ready and we launch to the world. That is a productive team built to last.
I hope that you enjoyed this article, and if you agree with the philosophy and want to learn more about the effect of team building can have on your business, please contact me for more information.
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