Solitaire practitioners face unique challenges in establishing profitable companies. Although the expression “No man is an isle” may be a cliché, it is applicable to sole practitioners. To succeed, the solo practitioner has to make use of the skills of a wide range of experts. That includes support for administrative tasks, whether part or full of the time or even virtual suppliers and vendors as well as outside experts like accountants and attorneys. In reality, this results in the problem of forming teams of people who might have divergent preferences and loyalties. They may never meet in person. This can make it difficult for the process of team building; however, it makes it more crucial.
The foundation of team building relies on relationships. Leaders who are effective develop strong relationships with the team members. It is then easy to transform the team into a highly effective and high-performance unit. The foundation of a solid relationship is the five fundamentals listed below:
Effective communication in two ways is the foundation of relationships and, in turn, team building. It’s not enough just to communicate clearly your objectives and expectations. You should also be able to be attentive and responsive to the team’s questions, thoughts, worries and concerns.
Every relationship is constructed on trust. Your team needs to trust that you’re committed to your goals as well as the relationships you’re creating with them. However, you should believe that your team will be acting in your best interest and will stand up for you in times of need.
If you’re not committed to your objectives, it is difficult to convince your team members to be saved. The first step is to make sure that your team members understand and agrees with your goals as well as their part in reaching the goals. In order to get them to commit, they must have an understanding of the risks and rewards of the achievement of these goals and a well-known procedure for dealing with team members’ concerns and doubts.
For an effective team, the team members, must be convinced that their contribution and performance is vital. Also, you should be sure to discuss any concerns, doubts or concerns that your team members might have. Establishing an environment that is inclusive can result in a group that is willing to accept regardless of whether they support the measures you’re taking to accomplish your objectives as the sole participant.
Team Shared Responsibility
Everyone on your team members must be aware that success for you will be theirs. When trust, communication, dedication and participation are established, the team members will be able to accept their roles and work together in helping you to achieve your objectives.
The most successful single practitioners have those who have learned the five principles outlined above and created influential team members who are supportive. Insisting on trust, communication dedication, inclusion, and sharing responsibility when they work alongside those who help them, these individuals have created teams that are dedicated to their goals and are able to work tirelessly in support of the purposes of the practitioner. This is the most critical test of a team that is effective.
Doug Petch specializes in helping individuals and groups create collaboration leadership, communication and leadership that result in sustained profit and long-term prosperity. The host is the well-known Sixty Second Success Seminar, an audio-based program that focuses on the best tools and strategies and tricks that anyone can employ to get on the right path to success.