Ideas for building a team

by: Dan Berger

While there may be no such thing as a “perfect team,” it is something all CEOs and leaders strive to achieve in the workplace. Getting a team of people from different backgrounds, with various skill sets, who can communicate effectively with each other, and – better yet – who enjoy working together is the ultimate goal.

How do you build this kind of team? An article on gives 10 “ingredients.” Here are some of my favorites:

  • When meeting on a certain topic or project, let each person know why they were invited and what they are expected to contribute.
  • Make sure folks know communication happens in more than one way. Team members can converse openly with one another, in a group or one on one.
  • Invite people who are passionate about the subject matter, regardless of their defined role in the organization.
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