Teamwork is no accident.
Build a company culture rich in teamwork by getting your employees talking about today.
If you want teamwork to become a cornerstone of your company’s culture, the first step is to get your employees talking about it. Use this competency description to structure your employee conversations.
“An employee who excels at team-building…”
- Builds productive work relationships among teams and across teams.
- Aligns coworkers to shared goals and creates opportunities for teamwork.
- Remains cooperative, and exhibits a “team player” attitude.
- Grows a trusted network throughout the organization.
- Works well with others to solve challenges.
- Manages conflict effectively.
- Promotes cooperation among diverse members of the team.
- Seeks opportunities to collaborate with others.
- Enables cross-organizational, multiple stakeholder initiatives.
- Collaborates effectively with stakeholders in and outside the team.
- Approaches challenges constructively.
- Acts on opportunities to work with people across the organization.
- Proactively helps team members meet challenges both within and outside of the workgroup.
- Shares recognition for successes (i.e., gives credit where credit is due).
- Looks for and offers feedback on how people could work most effectively together.
- Encourages open discussions of opportunities to enhance products and services.
- Maintains a friendly attitude.
- Coaches people when warranted.
- Recognizes conflicting priorities and initiates problem solving to find effective solutions.
- What makes a good team member?
- When was the last time your team faced a challenge or disagreement. How was it resolved?
- How would you describe your team’s communication style? If you could would you opt for a more frank, a more diplomatic, or a more polite means of discussion?
- In what ways do your team members contribute to teamwork? In what ways do they inhibit it?
- Can you remember a time when your team really worked well together? What contributed to your effectiveness?
- Has there ever been a time when your team has fallen short of success? What contributed to the challenge and what could have been differently?