Ensuring franchise success through effective teamwork

Teamwork has become an important part of Australia’s working culture to the point where many businesses now look at teamwork skills when evaluating new employees. Creating a collaborative office can not only increase productivity and efficiency, but can improve the general team spirit and moral within your CENTURY 21 franchise.

Teamwork is about improving efficiency. The most effective teamwork occurs when all individuals involved can harmonise their differences and work towards a common goal. As manager or owner of your CENTURY 21 franchise it is valuable for your bottom line to embrace the characteristics of effective teamwork to ensure the success of your franchise.

Let it be known that there is a difference between an individual working as part of a group and an individual working as part of a team. The main point of difference is that individuals who work within a team are interdependent on each other and feel a unified sense of ownership and responsibility as they commit themself to the goals they created together, as opposed to being independent and less trustworthy. 

The following characteristics were identified by Larson and LaFasto in their 1989 book titled Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong. If you are in a position to embrace these suggestions your team should be able to function productivity within your franchise.

1. The team must have a clear goal
2. The team must have a results-driven structure
3. The team must have competent team members
4. The team must have unified commitment
5. The team must have a collaborative climate
6. The team must have high standards that are understood by all
7. The team must receive external support and encouragement
8. The team must have principled leadership

Posted by George Tarbey on 27/06/2011 at 8:58 AM | Categories:

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