TEAM WORK: Motivation (Part 1 of 3)

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“Team means Together Everyone Achieves More!”

We all have heard the famous quote “Unity is strength”, when there is team work, wonderful things can be achieved. It divides the task and multiplies the success.

I would like to share the following simple and efficient mantras that helps in team building and leadership:

  • Team members should be highly Motivated
  • Team members should express  themselves
  • Positive environment should be created and maintained.

“Long gone are the days when boss used to drive people by pressurizing, scolding, etc. People work best when they are motivated not when they are pressurized”

When your team is motivated to do a better job, the work will be easier, more fun, and more self-driven. If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Whether you are the CEO of a company or the captain of your tennis team, there are many things you can do to get the people around you motivated and excited to face the challenge. To motivate the team it is very important to give insights of a project and mainly the reason of working for the project and at the same time discussing the benefits of success. Its is always preferable to say “If we improve our sales by 10%, then we’ll make enough revenue to give out Christmas bonuses this year” rather than saying “We have to work harder so the company looks better”.

Motivation is mostly done by effective speeches. Build a sense of curiosity within your team members so that that they  are passionate to achieve the goals you expect. By doing this, your team members will want to learn more. It feels great to hear “I believe in you, you just need to believe in yourself”, giving them a feel of self-belief. It is necessary to set realistic goals, know what your team is capable of and providing them proper visualization of their progress.

“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently towards one goal in unison.”

Establish a plan of action that requires cooperation between team members so that they  work together to achieve that goal. If every team member is just working individually, then there may not be as much team unity or cohesiveness. No individual can make the team succeed, and optimal success comes from having all the members of the team to work together.

It’s important to make each member of the team feel important and like they are wanted and needed. If it’s somebody’s birthday, or someone just got married or had a baby, make them feel special. Send an email. Bring in a cake. Give him or her a silly card do whatever is appropriate for the occasion, as long as you are respecting that person’s privacy. Teamwork is mainly about situational leadership, letting the person with the relevant core competency for a situation take leadership.

So, this blog was about motivating  a team. On my upcoming blog I will be telling you the importance of expressing yourself as a part of the team and how can you achieve it. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to comment and give feedback.

 

About Hiren Bhatt

Hiren is a web developer, ROM developer and part time designer. He belives in learning every day and excelling by crossing his own boundaries in 3 fields viz. Physical, Technical and Psychology. He is passionate about web world, likes meditation, loves sharing informative discoveries and eating.
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