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What makes for a great team culture?

Leading by example. If you lead with trust/honesty the rest of your team will pick up on this and culture will be built according to those principles. if you engage in constant politics and putting I before We the culture will be accordingly weak and the team will act accordingly (meaning you will have a bunch of mercenaries, ready to backstab each other at moments notice to gain favor with the boss). Working in first org is a far more enjoyable experience for most people.

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Leading by example. If you lead with trust/honesty the rest of your team will pick up on this and culture will be built according to those principles. if you engage in constant politics and putting I before We the culture will be accordingly weak and the team will act accordingly (meaning you will have a bunch of mercenaries, ready to backstab each other at moments notice to gain favor with the boss). Working in first org is a far more enjoyable experience for most people.
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Respect, Integrity, Teamwork
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Honesty. Honesty engenders trust and you can’t have a great team culture if people don’t trust each other.
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The ability to fail and be applauded for challenging the status quo & inclusion.
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One of the most important to me is transparency, especially at the executive level. Share everything you can frequently. The more informed the team is, the more they feel like part of the team. This leads to ownership, dedication, creativity and increased productivity.
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Honesty, involvement and compassion. Treat people right, get them involved and help them feel part of decisions being made.
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If I may add to the great answers here already... **Accountability** both at the individual and team level really cements a team together to get important things done. Our leadership team expects each staff member to embrace being accountable not only for their individual work but also for the success of their team.
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"Empowerment" to decide the mode and methodology to perform and execute responsibilities within your domain. "Compassion" and "empathy" connects and bonds teams in ways you cannot imagine, it allows team members to be vulnerable to each other and their manager, thus making them feel safer and more confident. This team confidence can make a lot of difference in undertaking tasks with a steep learning curve. "Team Credit" for everything, no individual rewards. The philosophy of "If we win we all do, if we lose, we all learn"
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A great team culture starts with the organizational mission.  Has leadership adopted a culture of transparency, flexibility, family values, or all the above? If they have are they living by the mission they have deployed and allowed it to flow down to everyone from the CEO to the maintenance workers. All should be treated the same.
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Being a part of a community and everything it stands for. A great team is the one who understands their role & they are accountable every single day.
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Great question and great answers!
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It's a team and people that understand that change is constant. What was a key priority on Friday may no longer be a key priority on Monday. People themselves are going to have to adapt and adjust and work in a grey evolving area. A team that sticks to hard and fast rigid rules is highly valuable in certain circumstances, but that may not be the right team to have around depending on the scenario.
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Clear vision and goals. Delegation without fear of failure.  Rewarding based on contribution, not loyalty. No tolerance for lack of attitude. Zero favouritism.
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Accordingly to me and my past experience - Trust within the team and across the organisation with all business function makes a great team. If trust is built , whatever meaningful culture will set , it will run automatically.
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Many things and they would often depend on the circumstances. One thing, however, stands out for me and that is - Purpose! Remember, that "he who has a why, can bear almost any how."
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environment
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The team!
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Create a shared vision and goals that you want to achieve. The team needs to believe in the organization's purpose and what they are trying to achieve. Don't hire on capabilities alone; attitude is sometimes more important. Embrace diversity. Don't micromanage, empower employees, trust them, give them autonomy and let them lead.
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