6 Ways to Build a Winning Team Culture

By | September 7, 2019

[September 7, 2019]  Are you looking for simple ways to create a positive working culture for your employees? A positive environment is essential when it comes to keeping your team motivated and engaged. Team members should feel safe, valued and included. Here are 6 ways to build a winning team culture.

Work as a Team

To work as a team, you have to think like a team. Demolish the hierarchy and work together. Team leaders should understand that good leadership means unity rather than a dictatorship. Being a good leader means being inspirational as well as being able to delegate. Observe areas that need improvement and recognise your team member’s efforts. After all, as a team, you’re in it together.

Communicate Well

Don’t be reluctant to communicate your goals to your team members frequently. Have a daily stand up each morning and get the blood rushing. Incorporate passionate mission statements to show your enthusiasm. Your goals can be on a larger scale and not necessarily involve revenue or growth. Just make sure whatever it is, it’s communicated through to your team members!

Build Trust

A trust-filled team culture is a winning one. Team members should not only trust the company, but each other as well. This means giving junior members a chance to handle tasks on their own. Have faith in them to get it done and do a good job. You hired them for a reason. Be ready on the sidelines to jump in and help when they need you, but ultimately leave it up to them. After all, there is no team without trust.

Demonstrate Values

Set the core values of your team and make sure they’re relatable to your team members. Follow these values and encourage each member to do so. Be sure to reward team members with great employee benefits to make them feel valued. Give out rewards each time they demonstrate these core values. This can be effective in motivating them. It also ensures that your winning team culture is established.

Foster Talent

Provide your team members with the opportunity to expand their knowledge. Encourage them to take courses to develop their skills and try out new roles. Make sure they get enough training on a daily basis so that they’re up to date. A winning team culture nurtures all members and helps them to become the best versions of themselves.

Have Fun

A positive working environment includes encouraging wellness in the workplace, such as keeping fit and eating healthy. Let your team members understand that you value their physical and mental well-being as a priority. Having fun helps to engage your employees and reminds them that your team is not all about work. Give your team members a refresher to boost their productivity!

A winning team culture will play a large part in your team’s success. It can bond all members and make each day fun. Remember, building a winning team culture doesn’t just happen in a heartbeat. However, with teamwork, communication, trust, values, nurture and fun, there’s no doubt your team will be winning very soon!

 

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Author: Cloe Matheson

Cloe Matheson is a freelance writer residing in Dunedin, New Zealand. To learn more about Cloe and her work, visit her Tumblr (https://cloewrites.tumblr.com/)

10 thoughts on “6 Ways to Build a Winning Team Culture

  1. JT Patterson

    Thank you, Ms Matheson. I enjoyed your article. I believe, and this is just my opinion, that building trust (in all its forms) is the number one way to build a winning team. Nothing is more important than trust among team members. You can be dumb and not fast on your feet but if everyone trusts you, then you will be allowed to be part of the group.

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    1. Nick Lighthouse

      I agree. It’s always good to read about the basics in leadership. I forwarded this article to my younger friends in college.

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    1. Greg Heyman

      I agree with you Albert. She has done a great job here and it is always a pleasure to read other articles by these guest bloggers.

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  2. Eric Coda

    Cloe, good to see you’ve written a second article for Gen. Satterfield’s blog. Welcome back. As usual, you did a great job on this.

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