Teamwork, effectivework teams, and team building are popular topics in today’s organizations. Successful teamwork fuels the accomplishment of yourstrategic goals. Effective work teams magnify the accomplishments of individual employees and enable you to better serve customers.
These are the five teams I most frequently recommend.
Often an organization’s senior managers or department heads, the leadership team is the group that must pull together to lead your organization.
The leadership team is responsible for the strategic direction of your organization, The leadership team plans, sets goals, provides guidance to, and manages your organization.
Motivation or Employee Morale Team
Known by different names in various organizations, theemployee moraleteam. employee activity committee, or event planning committee (three common team names), plans and carries out events and activities that build a positive spirit among employees.
The team’s responsibilities can include activities such as hosting employee lunches, planning company picnics, fundraising for ill employees, and fundraising for philanthropic causes.
The team leads the celebration of company milestones, employee birthdays, and the arrival of new babies. The team sponsors company sports teams. You can have fun with this team as the team’s only limit is the imagination of the team members and the wishes of your employees.
Safety and Environmental Team
The team ensures the safety of employees in the work place. The team takes the lead in safety training, monthly safety talks, and the auditing of housekeeping, safety, and workplace organization. Recycling and environmental policy recommendations and leadership are provided by the team as well.
Employee Wellness Team
The wellness team focuses on health and fitness for employees. Most popular activities include walking clubs, running teams, and periodic testing of health issues such as high blood pressure screening. The wellness team can sponsor whole person wellness activities such as how to make a budget or lunch and learns about investment products – not investment advice.
In many companies, the wellness team sponsors challenges. In a client company, the team set up a walking challenge to encourage employees to walk more. Each participant was given a pedometer that was downloaded daily at work. At the end of the challenge, every employee who had met the stretch goals was given a coupon for a pair of athleticshoes.
Culture and Communication Team
The team works todefine and create the defined company culture necessary for the success of your organization. The team also fosters two-way communication in your organization to ensure employee input up the chain of command. The team may sponsor the monthly newsletter, a weekly company update, quarterlyemployee satisfaction surveys, and an employee suggestion process.
Start several company teams, perhaps several of these, andnurture their success. When employees see successful teams, more employees become interested in serving on the teams. The teams make the company a better place to work and provide the opportunity for real employee involvement and commitment.
Teams create a difference in the workplace whether they are ongoing teams or a team that was formed to accomplish a single purpose.Successful teamshelp you build a true sense of teamwork across your organization. Start with these for awesome success.