As we see in sports, the best team usually wins. Although most people would think it’s all about luck and talent, the truth is that what prevails in succeeding in sports it’s a coordinated teamwork. And how is this connected with the construction industry? It shows a fundamental principle: Teamwork is everything!
Find here 5 secrets for building the best teamwork! As soon as you implement them, you will find a difference within your competitors, and that will be the start of how you are going to win every championship!
1. Pick the right team players:
If you want to build the best team, you need the best players. You should look for people who had previous experience with working in teams in the past and have succeeded with them in their own way. For example, someone who is into sports, music band, a choir, community work, church or volunteer work. While listening to them, be sure to prove that they reached their team goals and they do not focus 100% on their personal success. Also, ask them about failures and how they deal with them.
2. Craft some plans:
Developing the perfect plan needs work and a good strategy. In sports, the most successful coaches are leaders who start with the perfect plan and make intelligent, real-time adjustments as needed. Be sure to do the same and define an operational plan and a customer-experience plan that should be practice by all the team members.
3. Measure and Monitor performance:
Measuring and frequently monitoring performance is critical for teamwork and success. First, you should identify the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of every team member and make sure that they are specific to the corporate, community, and individual level. Second, you should react to critical statistics and determine both a short- and long-term cost/benefit analysis of every member’s productivity and their contribution to the team’s work.
4. Daily Communicate
Communication is one of the secrets to teamwork. Be sure to listen to your team members and keep in touch with them daily. At DDC Group Inc, we have short face-to-face meetings every morning to stay in touch with daily rhythms and share company updates.
5. Listen to the feedback
Feedback can come from many different sources: managers and supervisors, measurement systems, peers, and the most important ones: the company´s customers. As in sports, all team members should know how´s their performance by how people think they´re playing. In construction it happens the same; if improvement needs to be made in performance, the sooner a person find out about it the sooner they can correct the problem. And if the team has reached or exceeded a goal, the sooner they receive positive feedback, the more rewarding it is to them.
At DDC Group we work every day for having the best team. It doesn’t matter if it’s sales, project management, or marketing, we try to improve every day and be sure to have the best people working together.
Be sure to do the same no matter in which business you’re in!