Give praise and recognition publicly for ‘esprit de corps’, the common spirit existing in the members of a team and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honour of the team rather than rewards to highest performers.
Assign team goals for really important assignments and projects, not just planning for social get-together. Ask them to challenge the status quo and the conventional wisdom.
Encourage informal teams due to the fact more work in organisations is accomplished through informal teams than formal ones. When your employees are able to tackle concerns themselves, you’ll have a much more efficient organisation.
Cross-train employees to understand how different areas of the company work, rather than solely their own department or group. Have the managers spend a few days working on the front lines with customers or directly with your product.
Facilitate better communication activities that create discussion to enable open communication among employees, and between employees and management. This can improve office relationships and in turn, the quality of work done.
Motivate employees – Team leadership and team building go hand in hand. The more comfortable your employees are to express their ideas and opinions, the more confident they will become.
Promote creativity – Taking a team outside of an office setting and exposing them to new experiences will force them to think outside of their normal routine. Working together with other team members can ignite creativity and fresh ideas.