In the last post, you learned why it's so important to have strong team cohesion and how you can tell that you feel connected to each other. Today, you'll learn how you can further strengthen and nurture your team cohesion. Here are 9 tips for more cohesion in your team:
1. Open communication:
Encourage each other to share your ideas and opinions openly and honestly, and practice active listening daily
Make everyone on the team feel like they belong. It can help if you are attentive to each other's emotional, mental and physical needs.
Trust is a crucial component of team cohesion. Remain transparent in the team and make sure you value each other. This is how long-term trust can grow.
4. Common goals:
As a team, make sure that each team member is aware of the shared vision and that you are motivated to work towards a common goal.
Make sure to work together on a regular basis. It is also important to realize that you can rely on each other.
Recognize yourself regularly for your daily accomplishments and successes as a team. Small and large milestones may be celebrated.
Organize team-building activities and events. This will help you get to know each other outside of work and build trust.
8. Professional development:
Make sure that you continue your professional training together and thus also develop yourselves further.
Express that you value and recognize each other and your hard work and everyone's contribution.
Especially as a manager, it is important to set a good example. If you are in the role of a team lead, then you must pay particular attention to ensuring that trust, respect and interest are written large in your day-to-day work.
All in all, building a cohesive team takes time and effort, but the benefits are well worth it. By implementing our strategies, you can strengthen your cohesion and improve your team's overall performance for the long term.