• July 17, 2023

How to nurture a culture-centric organization with team building competencies

How to nurture a culture-centric organization with team building competencies

How to nurture a culture-centric organization with team building competencies 1024 1024 Kierra Greene

One thing that we can all agree on is that you will be unable to grow as an organization without a clearly defined culture in which employees can engage. Building team cultures within the workplace, drives and shapes the organizational culture by engaging employees in collaborative and interactive experiences. Team building not only creates a sense of inclusivity, shared purpose, and common values; it also builds stronger connections, closes communication gaps, and develops empathy amongst your P.E.O.P.L.E.®. As teams come together to solve problems, overcome challenges, and celebrate successes, you’ll notice that a positive (or negative) culture will begin to emerge with observable behaviors aligned with your organization’s core values, hence bringing the culture to life on a macro level.

Ever heard of the phrase, “without trust you have nothing”? Just as we all may have learned at an early age participating in any team sport – trust is truly the foundation to building any successful team. Through activities like team retreats, workshops, or even simple icebreaker exercises, team members get to know each other on a personal level, thus developing trust and rapport.This enables comfortability in sharing ideas, taking risks, and effective collaboration. This enhanced trust fosters an environment where individuals can thrive, leading to increased job satisfaction and overall productivity.

Team building activities offer an excellent platform for individuals to develop and showcase their skills and competencies. By participating in collaborative tasks or problem-solving exercises, team members can leverage their diverse strengths and talents. This not only promotes a diverse culture of continuous learning but also encourages an environment that welcomes ideas and a culture of innovation. It’s no secret that individuals will positively respond when they feel valued for their unique contributions. In addition to recognition and reward, an increase in active engagement and the investment in personal and professional development will expand. Consequently, teams become stronger and more capable of overcoming challenges collectively.

If you are in an environment that does not embrace change, we can guarantee that will be a factor in lack of growth and longevity; organizations must embrace change to stay competitive. But how do you layer in strategic activities to help facilitate behaviors that drive this change process? The key lies within leaning into empowerment led by lucid guidance. Whether it be scheduled water cooler conversations, or hosting team retreats, being intentional about how to drive culture through tangible behavioral best practices are ways to integrate team building into your daily operations. When goals are clearly communicated and understood org-wide, teams can identify potential areas for improvement and implement changes that enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Using data to steer the decision-making process, provides transparency and agility around new ways of working.

A healthy workplace culture is one that places its’ P.E.O.P.L.E. at the core. It is because of empathy that an avenue for organizations to understand the unique needs, preferences, and aspirations of their employees are provided. There’s no better way to build culture, than with processes that contribute to a sense of accountability, ownership, and belonging. This involvement proves that taking a human-centric approach with behavioral change management works! We’ve noticed in the field, that with empathetic environments even identifying and addressing existing conflicts promoties healthier working relationships. We believe this is truly because when organizations prioritize their P.E.O.P.L.E. they curate a workforce that is motivated, engaged, and willing to go the extra mile.

How are you measuring and defining culture as an attribution to your success? All organizations should strive to build a culture that is characterized by cooperation, innovation, and continuous improvement. While the work and time it takes to build [culture] is no easy feat, it should be viewed as a powerful tool utilized for nurturing teams. Ultimately, the commonality amongst organizations that are thriving are those that have grasped and applied the concept of developing leaders that know sustainable growth must be leveraged and with a nurtured culture.


DB Latimore Professional Services Group, provides services that are tailored to the needs of an organization by utilizing our exclusive Productivity Powered by P.E.O.P.L.E.® framework. We provide leadership development that aligns with strategy by cultivating employee value — driving productivity that educates and empowers workforce longevity.
Make a change in your strategic approach to developing leaders for operational success.We encourage you to take action now! Engage with us today and allow our team to access and understand your environment to develop a customized plan for your organization. Schedule your consultation today.

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