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6 ways to build a team that is motivated and productive

A high-performing team has a high-performing leader. A leader who is not afraid to change, to make tough decisions, to set standards; a leader who is constantly learning and progressing.

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Building a team requires knowing people and their strengths and weaknesses. Building a team requires ego management as well as managing the constant need for attention and recognition.

Leaders need to know how their team members think and how to use their competencies to get maximum results.

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6 tips for team building

1. Find out what your leadership style is and if it is effective enough. How is your team perceiving you? Do a self-assessment and be critical of yourself. Even though you are in the leadership position, your people may not agree with the way you work. Your intentions may be good, but if you don't hold yourself accountable for failures and change your approach, they may stop respecting you.

2. Get to know your team. If you want to build a good team, you need to take the time to get to know your employees and encourage good relationships between them. Understand their needs, embrace their differences, and help them feel significant.

3. Clearly define roles and responsibilities. It may sound like an elementary task, but employees' roles are often outside their job descriptions. The team must work in sync, and the strengths and differences of each team member must be translated into fruitful energy.

4. Give feedback. Feedback will help your team evolve every day. It should be proactive and constant. Many leaders wait for a problem to occur and then give feedback first. But you don't have to allow it. Make feedback part of your daily dialogue. Take the time to tell your employees what they do well, what they don't do well, and learn from them.

5. Recognition and rewards. People like to be recognized for their accomplishments. So, take the time to give your team the praise everyone deserves. Many leaders take good performance for granted because they believe no one should be rewarded for simply doing their job. When people are recognized for their efforts, work begins to bring them more pleasure and becomes more meaningful.

6. Always celebrate successes. This is not just about recognizing successes, but also reminding people of what has been accomplished and what has been learned. Most leaders fall into the trap of just glorifying because of what their teams have accomplished instead of celebrating the successes that took a lot of effort, sacrifice and perseverance.

Building a team requires activating people's talents and the impulses that motivate them. In this way, they will give their all and have a desire for constant development. 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2012/10/01/6-ways-successful-teams-are-built-to-last/#3527e9752b55/.

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