Effective Team Building

Effective Team Building

Effective Team Building

Team building is about building a cohesive and effective team to deliver the mission of the organisation. People working in a team environment deliver better results than the sum of the individual members of staff. The team achieves enhanced performance as a result of sharing their expertise and trust and support to each other. For the team to deliver maximum output there must be clear expectations, clear roles and firm commitment from the team members.


Conducive environment for effective teams

In order to get the maximum output from team, the following environment should be in place;

  • Clear expectations of the team
  • The roles of the team members must be defined
  • Team planning must be emphasised
  • Establishment of good communication within the team
  • An effective training program

What are the red flags for the lack of team spirit?

There are red flags or signs which highlight the lack of team spirit;

  • Consistent failure to meet goals
  • Low morale
  • Low productivity
  • Lack of innovation
  • Too many complaints
  • Quality and risk issues
  • Conflicts among staff
  • Missed deadlines
  • Customers complaints


The team spirit through innovative ability of team members and sharing of knowledge is able to produce outstanding performance as the following quotes emphasizes;



John Muhaise-Bikalemesa,
Director Big Drum Advisory Services,




About The Author

John Muhaise-Bikalemesa (JMB), a Certified Public Accountant , with over 35 years’ experience in business strategy, capacity building, business risk management , diagnostic studies, tax advisory, project management, due diligence and feasibility studies, business plan development, capital raising, business and share valuations, business development, assurance services , institutional development and diagnostic studies across various sectors. John has traveled widely across Africa and provided strategic and thought leadership direction to various organisations in Africa and beyond.

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