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10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team

It pains to see teams where people work on a common goal but don’t get along well with each other. We work in teams and knowing how to get along well with others is extremely crucial. So how do you get along well with others and establish required comfort? Here are 10 broad pointers that may help.

  • Reiterate Objectives: They need to be communicated often to stay focused as a team.
  • Don’t boast: People don’t get along well with someone who constantly boasts. Make sure that ‘keeping them informed’ doesn’t sound like boasting.
  • Listen and be genuinely interested: You can either do transactional communication or seek to connect with people.
  • Ask open ended questions: Open ended questions not only foster great discussions but also allows you to know the other person.
  • Be firm and polite: In disagreements, be firm and polite. There will be situations when you have take a stand or suggest improvements. Do that with grace.
  • Have fun: Be cheerful. Celebrate together. When working with the team, be cheerful and make things more interesting that way.
  • Don’t talk small: You have a goal to achieve as a team. Don’t let that focus dilute with small talks and gossiping. It drains the energy! Beware!
  • Motivate others: Motivate others to raise their game. Be generous when praising. Acknowledge that sincere effort. Say ‘Thanks’ often.
  • Be the benchmark: People take more clues from your conduct, than from words. Make it a great conduct. Be the benchmark when it comes to quality of outcomes.
  • Keep your promises: When you keep your promises, you demonstrate integrity and build lot of trust.

TEAM stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More” – but that is only possible when the team gets along well with each other. Understanding of these fundamentals goes a long way in building remarkable teams that deliver!

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  1. Straight forward and very informative post Tanmay. Thanks for sharing. Liked – TEAM stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More”.

    • @Saket – Thanks Saket. Glad you liked the pointers.

      You mention – “I guess other steps like listen and have fun should be sufficient to know the person.”

      Listening only helps when the other person expresses his/her views completely. Asking open ended questions helps people in opening up with their viewpoints and know their thought process on work related matters, situations and decisions. Listening then would help you to understand/analyse their perspectives better. My $ 0.2 of course.

      Regards,

      Tanmay

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