The quality of your people's relationships determines the quality and satisfaction of your organisational culture.

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work.” ~Vincent Lombardi

A team can be defined as a small number of people, with complementary skills, who are committed to a common purpose to which they hold themselves personally and mutually accountable.

If you are part of any organisation or business, you would recognise to truth in that statement.

Any organisation, business, or venture is only as good as its team.

And a team is only as good and strong as its members.

Whether you're a business owner or working alongside other people, you will know that the right team can make or break any business or organisation.

Having the right people in the right place are absolutely crucial for organisational success of any kind.

And all of this comes back to relationships.

One could argue that the quality of the relationships among team members, determines the quality of an organisation.

When team members don't get along, the organisation struggle.

When the owner of a business can't connect with his or her team, the business suffers best case scenario, or fall apart worst case.

When managers don't see eye to eye, leadership becomes difficult to trust and follow.

Relationships are the heartbeat of every business and organisation.

We know that effective teams share the following characteristics:

  • They tend to have a shared sense of purpose.
  • There tends to be mutual trust.
  • They tend to support each other.
  • There tends to be good and transparent communication.
  • There's usually good management of conflict when it arises.
  • There's usually transparent decision-making.

When team members have a clear understanding of their own roles within a team, and the team's overall purpose, as well as healthy relationships with their colleagues, there tends to be a stronger sense of commitment and trust, which helps the team to succeed.

But, when these elements are absent a team tends to struggle.

And so do the members individually.

As a leader, knowing how to connect with your team, establish trust, and influence effectively, is absolutely fundamental for successful leadership.

As team member, knowing how to build and maintain business relationships with your fellow team members, while working towards the same organisational purpose, is absolutely crucial for both personal satisfaction and corporate success.

At the end of the day, teams are about people.

And people are about relationships.

When you have the skills to build healthy and positive relationships with other people, you have an ability to do really well in almost any environment.

If, however, you struggle to relate and connect with people, you might find it difficult to succeed on most levels.

If, at this point, you realise you need help, what should you do next?

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Looking forward to it.

Gideon H.

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I first met Gideon Hanekom at an organised office meeting as a guest speaker. Bottom line, Gideon gets to core issues swiftly and with absolute honesty, the same honesty, along with life changing strategies leverages one forward to the next challenge and beyond. I would recommend Gideon to anyone who truly wants to make a positive change in their business world or personal life.

Vince Dempster, First National Real Estate

At Yorke Stone and Associates Limited our team is focused on cultivating a high performing culture. Gideon tailor made a presentation for our team that resulted in performance driven strategies for our business. We have noticed immediate positive results and highly recommend engaging Gideon's services.

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