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September - 2007 - issue > Cover Feature

Building a solid cohesive team

Sandeep Agarwal
Monday, September 3, 2007
Sandeep Agarwal
In this era of drastic changes and supplies that do not meet the growing demand, there is a growing need to keep the team intact and use their experience to build a solid cohesive team. Over a period of time, the team members understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

Below is a list of factors that I have found effective in building a solid cohesive team through my experience over the past few years:

1. Environment: Environment plays an important role in building a team culture; create an environment that is stress-free and flexible. It helps in raising the team’s energy levels the moment the members reach the workspot.

2. Vision: Many a time the team gets formed without a vision. The vision binds the team together to achieve a common goal. It is easier to look back and come on track when a crisis situation arises, or a setback is experienced in the team, either in terms of deliverables or human issues.

3. Value system: Values form the foundation of a team. Create a value system to give identity to the team. Values can be basically considered as team norms. Some examples could include attending meetings on time, respecting each other, criticizing in private, praising in public and keeping commitments. So, set the ground rules for building a solid team foundation.

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