Teams need to be built , they don’t just happen. Apple Computer has done an incredible job getting employees to commit to their culture and environment. They begin an employee’s career by telling them they now have the greatest job. Walk into an Apple Store and you see the difference a positive work environments creates.
Even in families, things like traditions and routines create the sense of team and tribe. You are related by blood, yet the knitting together of hearts is a journey.
Here are 7 tips to build the creation of a team environment:
1. Get to know the team – Teams full of strangers do not understand each other in the same way. Time and history build a repertoire which breeds trust. Have times where members share their personal stories. Encourage team members to connect socially or outside of official meetings.