There are fundamental keys for leaders, executives, and CEOs to achieve that synergy that will lead the team to success.
RECRUIT THE RIGHT STAFF
It’s not about looking for the best professionals but the most suitable for each specific position. A good leader must take into account not only the technical competences and skills of each member but also their commitment to the project and disposition.
PREPARE THE GROUND
The strategic plan of the project, that is objectives, missions of each member and expectations of the leader regarding the group, must be established from the first moment and with great clarity. The leader must establish multidirectional communication within the team to promote dialogue between team members.
Building high-performance work teams is not something that is accomplished in a day or a week. Assembling the members together requires a period of adaptation and training.
Team leaders cannot simply assign roles and wait for results. A continuous improvement process needs to be implemented. It must reinforce the strengths of each individual and fill the gaps of the collaborators. Employee training works like engine oil greasing the machinery and preventing friction.
Open and fluid communication between leaders and workers is vital to maintaining a cohesive team. This cohesion also implies being aligned with the company. Building a culture of trust will be the foundation for that to happen.
Dialogue must be permanently present. It should intensify when the leader detects the start of a dispute among his collaborators. Only in this way it can be avoided that a simple dispute between colleagues becomes a problem that intoxicates the entire group.
CONNECT THE TEAM
The leader must work to increase the sense of belonging of the employees to the group and to the company. This improves their commitment and involvement with the project.
A leader who does not foster synergy in his team will fail in his leadership. To learn more about team management, integration, and synergy download the free summary of the book ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ including an action plan with ideas to start and achieve team synergy.