Saturday, June 22, 2013

Build a Positive Team Culture

If you're in business, this is important... no, wait, it's necessary if you plan to expand. Whether your business is brick & mortar, service related, online, etc., you need to build a Team Culture. There are whole teams dedicated to this in the corporate world, as they understand the importance of it.

Here are 5 things that are needed to build Team Culture:

1. A Vision - You'll see this in marketing materials, online, etc. Companies promote their vision so that people know what they are all about. Without a Vision, you will go nowhere. So, be sure that you clearly define this, as this is your Core Driver going forward.

2. A System - this can be very simple or very complicated, depending on your company and what you are trying to accomplish. Just be sure to have a daily action plan and tie it to the Vision. This will ensure that you are doing the right things to carry out the Vision.

3. Education - when you have a team, they want to feel like they are constantly learning something new. Why? Education = Knowledge = Power. Power to do more, to be more creative, more productive and more involved. This ultimately transfers into an engaged team that will work with you to help you better achieve your results.
4. Leadership - this should go without saying, but people need to be led. There are leaders and their are followers. You, as the business owner, need to be a Leader. The other members of your team will look to you for leadership. If you're good, a few leaders should emerge and be able to lead other divisions of your business as you continue to expand.

5. Live It - If you are promoting a work/life balance, then you should be doing it as well. If you promote the need for overtime, then you should be doing it as well. Again, your team will look to you and if you're doing the opposite of what you're promoting, they will not feel like they are part of the Vision.

Team Culture - Necessary For Your Business

After reviewing the information above, if you haven't already taken the steps, now is the time to start. Without a good Team Culture, you business will suffer. We all work very hard to make our business a success and this is just another piece of the puzzle to make sure have the right people working with us and that we're providing them with what they deserve.

Bonus Tip: Build Relationships - This can be with those in your team and with those you do business with. Again, the more people that are on the "same team", the more likely it is that your will build a Team Culture that you can be proud of!

My mission is to help empower others so that they may have the same fortune and success that I have in my life. I was once a man on the verge of death due to my alcohol addiction. However, I have been able to turn my life around and plan to help others do the same. I will not quit until I can see the results of my determination and the success of others. I chose my name to display as my future life. This is absolutely the case now, as my future (and now current) life are amazing. Don't let your future pass you by! To Your Success.

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