For many of us, the Olympics can’t come around soon enough and when they do, we find ourselves glued to our TV’s or mobile devices! Whether you enjoy watching swimming, gymnastics, soccer or even the trampoline competition, it’s hard to break away from seeing these amazing athletes in action.
For me, the women’s gymnastics is a favorite as these young girls find themselves in front of millions of people, yet perform jaw dropping flips and twists with such ease. After they took home to Gold for the team competition, I watched an interview which focused on their strong team bond and how that helped them achieve their dreams of being the best women’s gymnastic team in the world. What a great testament to the power of being a part of a solid team!
So, what does it take to create a team that could take home an Olympic Gold? Recently, Entrepeneur.com writer Nadia Goodman, pointed out five elements that will build a winning team, no matter what you’re trying to accomplish. I thought these factors were worth sharing for those of you who are working with a team of real estate agents, as these could help push you to the top of the real estate industry in your city!
1. Rally your team around a shared vision. It’s important that everyone has a clear idea of your end goal and why it matters. It’s also important for each person on the team to have a personal reason why the goal matters to them. For example, if your office is striving to be the top sellers in your area of service, encourage your team to think about the additional clients you’ll all receive from holding that title.
2. Lead employees to strive for personal bests. While you never want to pit team members against each other, a little competition is good. It helps each member push themselves a little harder and can build an encouraging atmosphere as everyone strives to do their best.
3. Value the individual strengths of each employee. We’re not all gifted with the same strengths, which can be a huge asset to a team environment! Everyone has something different to bring to the table that will help your team grow. Acknowledging and valuing each person’s strengths will encourage each person to grow in their gifting and will allow them to see how they personally help to make the team better.
4. Encourage camaraderie. As stated earlier, you never want to create tension between team members, but want to strive for camaraderie. The real estate business is hard enough as it is without having to deal with internal team issues. Instead of jealousy and selfishness, promote support of each other. Celebrate in each other’s victories and remind your team that each personal success is a success for the team overall.
5. Promote a supportive culture. It’s important to not only be happy for others’ achievements, but to help each reach goals. Verbal affirmation when someone loses a sale or is struggling to find their niche can give them just the boost needed to keep going. Having a team that provides that net of support and vote of confidence will create an environment of perseverance and success.
I hope these tips are helpful as you consider your own team environment!
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We’d love to hear your thoughts! If you are currently a part of a team, are there any of these tips you’ve seen in action that you find are especially helpful? And, on a lighter note, if you could be a part of an olympic team, what would it be and why?
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
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