4 steps to building a great team

Find talented people

The first step in building a great team is finding the right people. You can work on shaping and molding your team every day, but starting out, figure out what you want the lineup of your team to look like, and find people that fit the mold.

Get to know what makes them tick

If you really desire to build a great team, you need to know your employees. Find out what motivates them and the areas in which they excel. Use this information to put your employees in a position where they can be productive and happy. As they hit their groove, make sure to be mindful of ways you can help them fine tune processes and communication, as well as improve on what’s already good. There’s always room to get better.

Establish team goals

Make sure the vision for you team is clear and the goals are clearly defined. You won’t see success unless everyone is heading in the same direction. Get your team to buy-in to the purpose and mission you’ve established.

Build lines of communication

You want your team communicating well with each other as well as with management. Meet with your team, reinforce your vision, be a motivator, and don’t forget to listen. These things will help your team stay focused, excited, and motivated.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details