How to Get a Rockstar Team

When does a group become a team? 

Our Twitter #careerchat focused on how team-building activities can foster teamwork in the office and help the department prosper. But for team-building efforts to succeed, you really need to consider team makeup: Make sure the activity suits the people as much as the purpose.

Quick takeaways from the chat:

  • Teamwork is about putting aside differences, learning from others and focusing on the company’s goals, not just your own projects.
  • Team building shows employees you value your most important resource: Them.
  • Make sure the team-building activity is appropriate for everyone. It’s more important to get employees talking to each other than trying to make everyone play kickball or go on a ropes course.
  • Include activities to celebrate diversity. Exploring experiences, backgrounds and cultures will help the team view challenges differently and solve problems better.


Special thanks to @souzifrancis, @EmilieMeck, @SaleStart, @talentculture, @BillBoorman, @laurenkgray, @ShanaDouglas, @Tina_J_Wagner, @myFootpath, @zachhisert, @buona_vita, @CDonnet and @jendiva1.

Job seeker? Just want to get ahead in your career?

Join our Twitter #careerchat Tuesdays @ 12 PM CT to talk about everything from friending your boss on Facebook to personal branding to how to get a call back from recruiter.

How to join: Go to and follow the hashtag “careerchat” at noon CT every Tuesday!

Adapted from my post on

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