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How to boost team performance in the workplace

Sunday 23 October 2022

For optimal productivity and a pleasant work atmosphere within the organization, a team that can work well together is a must. Great colleagues are extremely decisive for staff members' job satisfaction, but an optimal team also ensures that set goals are met and everyone can use their potential to the fullest. In this article, we discuss how you as an organization can improve team performance by hosting a Bridge Personality team workshop and consulting the team report of this personality test.

What makes a good team?

Much research has been conducted on how to increase the effectiveness of a team and boost the success of the company. What are the characteristics of a strong team? And what really makes a team optimal?

Good distribution of roles

Within a good team, participants complement each other. There need not be clear roles, but this is of course allowed. Research shows that within a team, employees gradually assume their own roles and thus complement each other. Through this natural division of roles, everyone in the team makes a valuable contribution with their personal talents.

Clear goals

A team works best when there are clear goals that can be collectively worked toward. That way, there are clear team achievements in which everyone can fulfill their own role.

Trust

A pleasant work atmosphere and mutual trust is incredibly important for team performance. It is precisely because of this trust that everyone feels safe to communicate openly and honestly, as well as to contribute their ideas and efforts.

Good communication

Good communication is essential, regardless of the size of the company. It ensures that employees are satisfied, that there are clear instructions and goals, and that all noses are pointed in the same direction within the company.

Equivalency

Within a well-functioning team, everyone is equal. There may be different roles or functions, but everyone's contribution counts and is equally important in the process.

The importance of a team workshop

A team is not created overnight. Forming a cohesive team that meets the above criteria takes time and effort. Team members must get to know each other, a natural balance will have to develop, and experience is needed to make the team a success.

However, this does not mean that there is nothing you can do as an organization to boost team spirit. By actively investing in team-building activities, you give the process an extra push. During such an activity, team members get to know each other better, cooperation is stimulated, and mutual bonds are forged from which you will benefit for a long time to come.

However, this does not mean that there is nothing you can do as an organization to boost team spirit. By actively investing in team-building activities, you give the process an extra push. During such an activity, team members get to know each other better, cooperation is stimulated, and mutual bonds are forged from which you will benefit for a long time to come.

The Bridge Personality Teamworkshop

The Bridge Personality Team Workshop is a do-it-yourself package to set up your own team workshop using The Bridge Personality Test as a starting point. This test provides insight into the personalities and behaviors of all team members. At the conclusion of the workshop, a report will be generated, which outlines the communication and behavior patterns within your team. This allows you to work towards better communication, less conflict, a nicer working atmosphere and, ultimately, better results.

The Bridge Personality Team Workshop includes all the tools to organize the workshop yourself. Each team member gets their own Bridge Personality report and a Bridge Personality team report is created for the team. You can discuss this report together and with the help of a TestGroup consultant. In this way, the Bridge Personality Team Workshop is an enrichment for all employees and for the team. It’s a win-win!

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