How to Develop your Team Skills with GitScrum

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You need to increase and improve your company’s results. That’s a concern that most managers have when they perceive their team needs more valuable performance. Among the many team skills that a person needs to be able to stand out in their area of expertise, one of the main ones is the ability to work in a team.

Working as a team can be challenging, mainly because we are dealing with different types of people, which can lead to conflicts and disagreements. With GitScrum features, you can turn a group of people into a team is not easy, but it is possible. Knowing the teamwork skills needed by employees is the first step.

Developing technical and behavioral skills of your work team helps each person’s personal and professional growth. It also contributes to the company’s success.

After you read this article, you will find out what team skills you can implement in your company to develop new features for all employers with GitScrum features.

Why is it important to know the skills to work in a team?

Companies that are aware of the importance of teamwork always face a challenge: how to put this into practice?

The fact is that turning a group of people into a team is not easy, but it is possible. Knowing the teamwork skills needed by employees is the first step.

It is almost impossible to imagine an organization where the different functions and actions do not depend on each other. In this way, for everything to work in the best way, teamwork is one of the requirements.

In fact, living with others is already difficult in everyday life, working together with them in favor of a common goal can be even more. Thus, the organization needs to manage this need for its professionals to act as a team.

That’s why knowing the skills to work in a team is critical. Using GitScrum features, they will help you select people who already have more skills and to develop this capacity in the company’s employees.

What are the benefits of teamwork?

Teamwork, whether in companies or in any other environment, can optimize processes and always provide the individual with something new, which will be learned from the other members of the group.

But do you know how important teamwork is? The ability to deal with conflicts, discuss ideas and present a diversity of opinions and points of view on a given subject relevant to the work. A person who knows how to work in a team learns to deal with differences, knows how to be patient and learns to help others.

What are the main team skills to develop in a company?

It is important to have professional skills that will help you in the performance of your activities and in the way you relate to co-workers.

These skills are necessary for all positions in a company, from apprentices and interns to leaders, even if they are not included in a job description.

1) Communication

One of the greatest skills a person must have for teamwork is to communicate well. You don’t have to be a great speaker, but you need to be clear in what you want to say and you need to know how to express what you think, what you feel and what you need to express in relation to the work done.

Lack of communication is a serious problem, as a team that does not communicate cannot bring good results, as it does not know what it should do. So try to express your opinion without seeming rude or disinterested.

To avoid being misunderstood, GitScrum’s Boards help you be as clear as possible and be friendly in work. This feature helps you monitor your team tasks and create a better communication with them.

2) Proactivity

Being proactive and taking initiative in a group will make you stand out and show a professional image, that you are willing to carry out what is your duty. But be careful not to pass an image of a person who accepts everything at all times, because limits need to be ready.

Using GitScrum’s Sprints, proactivity is essential to show others that you are willing to help, solve team problems and optimize activities. This feature gives you a motivation to produce more and deliver task checking a burndown chart.

3) Trust

Trust is essential for all types of relationships, especially professional ones. A team that doesn’t trust you will hardly give you the freedom to give your opinion or let you put an idea into practice.

People act on trust. So be consistent with what you say and the way you act and avoid breaking someone’s trust, as it can be very difficult to regain it.

GitScrum’s Discussions is the best tool for sharing ideas and thoughts and create a trust circle with your team. The best way to instill trust is to be calm, sincere and friendly. But it is only with time that trust is built and becomes stronger between individuals.

4) Mediation

Knowing how to mediate conflicts is essential in a team. People are different, that is, they have different experiences, experiences and opinions and this can lead to certain conflicts.

Therefore, GitScrum’s Task Checklists will put in order your daily or weekly tasks and check them out.  Knowing how to settle discussions and disagreements is essential not only for the good performance of the team. But for your own work. Conflicts, even between a few people, can affect everyone’s productivity.

5) Empathy

Every human being has problems, no matter how small. Sometimes, they can affect the performance of some process and the professional can fail to produce as much as she should.

Therefore, it is necessary to have a good relationship with all team members to know what is happening with colleagues who are not doing well.

You don’t have to be everyone’s best friend, much less do you need to be motivating or fawning. With GitScrum’s User Stories, having empathy to understand what others feel helps even to avoid conflict. This feature helps you understand your clients demands and you will have a loyal feedback.

Empathy is the ability to listen and understand others, even if you don’t agree with what the person says. In addition to helping to avoid misunderstandings, a group without empathy can have their communication impaired and, thus, it becomes more difficult to achieve the established goals.

6) Flexibility

Those who work in a team and are inflexible are very likely to leave the group for not having produced what was expected. A flexible individual is able to combine his ideas and experiences with others and accept different points of view.

Listening to what others have to say becomes an easy task, as the person understands that no one has gone through the same experiences as him.

Still, he manages to get rid of the routine activity to perform some task that came up with more urgency, as flexibility helps the person not to be totally methodical, . It avoids getting lost if he has to get out of the routine.

And GitScrum’s Rock Star Team gives your team extra motivation to deliver tasks. This tool is a gamified system to make you produce whatever you want and then you will be rewarded by your team.

7) Open mind

Perhaps one of the most important skills, not just for teamwork, but for life and business, is being open-minded.

An open-minded person understands that their point of view is not unique, let alone an absolute truth. Thus, the worker accepts the diversity of opinions, lets others express what they think, and is always in search of knowledge, because she knows that she cannot stop learning.

In addition to always learning from others, an open-minded person can bring new ideas to the group to improve everyone’s performance.

Everyone who works in a team needs to have these skills. If you’re a leader, you need to work on them even harder and all the time! In this way, you will be able to give confidence to your team. With GitScrum’s Wiki, you will know how to stay in harmony and, in this way, everyone will know how to perform their activities as you requested. This feature is an exclusive space for every team member share information and create a great knowledge place.

 

Leonardo Salles

Copywriter for GitScrum.