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How Building A Team Brings Out The Best In You

Posted on Sep 8, 2019
By Kerry Anne Nelson
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As I look around I’m inspired and motivated by all of the other really great business artists, doing an amazing job of building up their teams and making a real difference in the world.

Building a successful work team can be tough and challenging because it brings together a variety of opinions, values, past work experiences, upbringings, prior team experiences, work goals, and skills in communication and team building.

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“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

Building teams is both an art and a science and the leader who can consistently build high performance teams is worth their weight in gold.

In order for your company to prosper, you must figure out how to build a team that works well together. That can be a difficult task.  After all, creating a team means bringing together people with different skillsets and varied personalities to work towards a common goal–a complex undertaking.

The rewards of building a team far outweigh the costs. So when you’re deep in the trenches of your business leadership, remember these five benefits

More Hands-On Deck

First things first, building a team allows for the workload to be shared equally among members and distributed according to each member’s skills and strengths. With more hands on deck, tasks are completed faster and more efficiently, thereby increasing productivity. One of the great benefits that you can enjoy is being able to ask people for help. You will be able to duplicate your efforts and see more work rolling out than you could possibly do on your own because you have other people doing the work for you. This will make a huge difference to your productivity and it really is the only way you can build a business that is bigger than you.

More Chance Of Business Survival

Research proves that the bigger your business, the greater the chance of survival. Any business in a growth mode has to face the reality of hiring more people If you are a micro-business owner, employing a team gives you the reason to develop systems and processes that makes your business, robust and resilient and able to continue on through different seasons and able to gain more traction in the marketplace than if it was just you alone.

More Opportunities For Personal Growth

The next reason that it’s so great to build a business is that it gives you so many opportunities for personal development. Looking at the way that you are managing your team and looking at their performance is like looking at the mirror and seeing your leadership capacity. It gives you a great perspective on areas that you can improve in your own life and things you can make better. These opportunities for personal development, are absolutely invaluable.

More Moments To Leverage Your Strengths

The next thing that leading a team allows you to do is to leverage your strengths. When you can hand off some of your other work to people in your team, it means that you can maximize the stuff that you are the best at. So delegating some of those things that don’t float your boat, that you’re not really enthusiastic about or honestly you don’t do that well, is a really great way of leveraging the things that you absolutely to do well. So make the most of it by building a team and leveraging those strengths.

More Fulfilment & Satisfaction

The last thing that is great about building a team is the sense of personal satisfaction and fulfilment that you get out of leading real humans to their full potential. It is so rewarding to see your team rising to new challenges, solving new problems and reaching new versions of their best capacity. There is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling than watching people find the best versions of themselves on your watch.

Sometimes, building a team is not easy and is not always smooth sailing. Leading real-life humans with real-life challenges can be difficult. So in those times, let this blog be particularly valuable to remind you of all the great benefits that come out of building a team and relying on them to build a business that’s bigger than yourself.

Kerry Anne Nelson
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About Kerry Anne Nelson

Kerry Anne Nelson is the founder of Operation Verve and is a qualified first-class Honours graduate with more than 8 years of experience in education.

Kerry Anne Nelson is a workplace processes architect and uses her Lean Six Sigma training to maximise her years of experience in business management, education, and team leadership to help clients achieve lasting business growth.