Utilizing Predictive Index for Proper Team Building Strategies

4 Tips for Better Team Building

Choosing the right people for the right teams can be difficult unless you have the right team-building tools.Let’s face it – team building isn’t always an easy process. It takes the right kind of leadership to motivate a team, listen to their needs and provide them with the opportunities they need to grow in their careers.

How much are you communicating with your team members? Are they offered plenty of opportunities to contribute during meetings? Are they empowered to make important decisions? These are all aspects of the day-to-day interactions that managers should closely evaluate as team building strategies are developed and put in place. Here are four other important considerations to remember as you work to develop strong teams:

1. Communication

Strong team building requires more than a weekly meeting with members. There should always be opportunities to ask questions, answer questions and discuss ideas in an effort to evaluate where a team member is in their motivation.

Not every member is going to be vocal in a group setting, which is why these interpersonal communication opportunities are so important. Just because an employee prefers one-on-one communication doesn’t mean they don’t have great ideas.

Work with each member of your team to discern their preferences and cater to them.

2. Empowerment

Team building requires a level of trust. Employees need to be given room to move, which means letting them make important decisions whereby they stand a chance to fail. There is no better way to learn. In the process, you’ll develop highly motivated, empowered and loyal team members who despite a few missteps along the way, are valuable to the organization.

Your managers need to know how to delegate work to the right people, as well. While managers are often highly motivated, don’t let them take on all the work for themselves, because they’ll invariably fail to deliver quality work under such pressure. Plus, delegation of authority is an essential aspect of their job.

3. Keep it Cordial

High-value employees take their jobs extremely seriously. They also know how to maintain an air of relaxation in the workplace. Management needs to encourage this and give each team member the chance to develop friendships.

Team building is about more than just sharing a workload – it’s about trusting one another and knowing each other well enough to fill in the gaps for a more well-balanced team, and that’s what friendships can foster.

4. Utilize Predictive Index

The behavioral assessment is a fast and easy-to-take questionnaire that gives predictive index experts the answers they need to evaluate how a person will perform in a specific workplace.

At PI Consulting Group, we use this method to help build better teams for our clients. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can assist your organization.