There are many reasons that ensure a team’s success, some of which are described below.

A successful team must have an effective team leader. Who can support, inspire and guide the team, ultimately reaching the common goal.  A team leader must have good communication skills which will enable them to develop strategies, clear role descriptions, train team members and manage day to day tasks.  Team leaders should provide both positive feedback and constructive comments were required. (MSG Presentations, 2017).

Collaboration is key, all team members must belief and embrace their work. When all team members work in harmony, you will have a win-win situation.  Successful team members have the ability to adapt to change,  enabling them to step up or “rises to the occasions” (Gratton & Erickson, 2007) where required.  (MSG Presentations, 2017)

Team members must have the confidence to articulate their ideas clearly. This should lead to an enhancement of the team’s productivity.  “Successful teams are those where the individual members can act independently and without taking authorization for every change and take decisions accordingly” (MSG Presentations, 2017).

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The most critical success factors for a team is the way in which the team members relate to each other and their team leader and vice-versa. Effective teams collaborate.  Trust, honesty and commitment play a big part within the team.  If a team can combine all these aspects they will reach their goal and be successful. (Guzzi, 1995)



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