The structure of corporate culture is evolving. Rather than being led by those in higher managerial positions, companies are finding direction from the various teams that reside within them. As corporate culture evolves into the team culture, the issue many companies face is getting these teams to work together. Teamwork within a team is viable, but does this culture of working together transfer to outside the team? This is the new task of corporate leadership. There are ways to achieve success in getting teams to network as teams within a larger team.
1. Rewards for Contributions
Workers should be rewarded according to what they bring to the company rather than the position they attain. Leadership titles within corporations are losing importance. The need for innovation is driving the progression of career titles to become based more on skills, teamwork and contributions to the company rather than titles that demonstrate authority. Understanding this is important in understanding the types of rewards that drive positive behaviors for the success of the team.
2. Company Culture
The company culture, visions and values are important in providing direction to its teams. When all of the teams are working toward the same mission with the same direction, their focus becomes more in line with the other teams in the company. You end up with a workforce moving together instead of against one another.
3. Sharing Information
Teams should be sharing information about what works and what doesn’t. If there are issues, then the team leadership needs to be sharing information regarding these issues so others can provide support and also learn from those issues. This creates a company culture that is transparent, informative and inclusive.
4. Teamwork Goals
Teams must work with other teams to ensure the success of the business. For this reason, the overall goals and objectives of the company must be clear and understood. The teams and the people within them should have a clear understanding of where every team is on their path to achieving these goals. When information is distributed no one should be left behind or feel they are swimming against the current.
Teamwork is a valuable trait to possess within a corporation. Without it, the road to success becomes bumpier as frustration within teams mounts. Instead of having a culture of knowledge shared just between managers, the company should have a culture where knowledge is distributed among everyone.