I am not talking about growth as we often measure in the terms of how large your team is. This is not about numbers!
One of the key elements to build a team is providing opportunities for growth for your members. People want to be apart of something bigger than themselves, but also participate in a project where they feel their skills will be enhanced and their character grown.
A successful team knows people need desire continual learning. Growth can be provided through:
On our team in Africa, we provide all kinds of training programs for our staff. If they are not growing, it is not for lack of opportunity.
One of our most successful tools is evaluation. People need to know what they are doing well for encouragement, and where they can improve in order to spur on change. This process works for all of the above areas of growth and development.