Team Development: Creating Team Culture

Our goal as leaders is to help our team members be the best they can be. Creating that kind of culture stirs the heart of volunteers and breeds unity and teamwork.

Team Development: Creating Team Culture
One crucial aspect of developing a team and creating culture is concise and clear communication. Leave no room for assumptions.
Team Development: Creating Team Culture
One crucial aspect of developing a team and creating culture is concise and clear communication. Leave no room for assumptions.

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“People Over Profit: Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful,” is a book written by Dale Partridge.  One look at that title, and I knew that is exactly the culture that creates solid growth in teams. 

You take the time to selflessly give of yourself, and you will unravel the heart of a loyal servant.

That is the culture I want for my team.

Teaching your team skills is absolutely necessary for a productive church or business.  However, building a team of volunteers demands more.

Much more.

Here are a few things that will help you in your team development by solidifying a great team culture.

Invest.

As said by Theodore Roosevelt, “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”  You take the time to selflessly give of yourself, and you will unravel the heart of a loyal servant. 

You’ll never know what it means to show up at the hospital or to a child’s baseball game. God cares more about that soul than what that soul can do.  You should too.

Develop the person.

Find their passion and not your need. 

Someone who is a talented singer is not going to thrive behind the computer.  Maybe your team in the booth is short.  Be willing to sacrifice that singer to the worship team, instead of filling your need. 

Our goal as leaders is to help them be the best they can be. 

Creating that kind of culture stirs the heart of volunteers and breeds unity and teamwork.

Communication.

Even with the same vision, we all communicate differently. 

One crucial aspect of developing a team and creating culture is concise and clear communication.  Leave no room for assumptions.  Be clear and take the time to ask your team if they understood. Many things can easily fall through the cracks of miscommunication. Make extra efforts to avoid this trap.

Trust.

Trust your team to do what you’ve asked of them.  Trust and believe that they will mess up at some point.  Trust and believe that they will learn from those unfortunate instances, and become better in their roles the next time. 

Commit to trusting and not micromanaging. 

Consistency.

So what do you do when you’ve done all these things, and nothing seems to change? 

Do it again. 

Be consistent.  Be dependable and predictable.  Your faithfulness will be rewarded.

Following these few simple team development rules will gain the respect of your team.  I’m guessing that you, like myself, work with volunteers.  Having their heart and respect will take you a long way. 

As you lead, they will lead others that come in the same manner.  The development of your team will begin with healthy team culture.  Healthy team culture begins with Y.O.U.




More About Megan Kelly
Megan H. Kelly is the Creative Director at HeartsEase Family Life Church in Baton Rouge, La. Her combined experience as a TV producer/reporter and more than 20 years in ministry is poured into building the kingdom through videography, graphic design, website and social media.
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