Help teams define their goals. In many team building workshops that I have handled, I realised that 80 percent of teams — and most team members — do not fully understand their goals.
Teams are created to address and solve a challenge. The success of any team is measured, not by how united they are, but by how they perform. High performance teams accomplish team goals better than mediocre teams. That’s because they focus on their goals.
Members of mediocre teams do not understand their goals. When team building facilitators do not have any idea about the goal of the team, you have a classic case of a blind person leading other blind persons.
You cannot focus your eyes on a goal you do not see.
When you facilitate, be clear about the goals of the team. Find out how each member understands the goal. All your team building activities will be useless unless you help them define how their performance will be measured.
Facilitate to define team goals first. Then discover what else they need to change to improve performance.