In any business or organisation there are different departments, different roles, different personalities and sometimes its quite a challenge for all departments or staff to see the bigger picture in terms of how they fit in and the important part they play in the direction of the company. This is where it is crucial that team leaders are in place to help facilitate the messages to have everyone pull in the one direction. Here is a post I found that highlights the importance of leadership and how team building can assist.
Assign a Team Leader and Ensure They are Working Towards a Common Goal. The team leader and members of the team must know how to work together as one unit towards clear set goals. This is where team building comes in.
A great way to do this is to have them attend a team-building event, whereby they will be given the chance to get to know one another and learn to work with one another. There is no reason, however, why you cannot do this yourself. Why not set aside an afternoon to introduce everybody in the team to one another? You can have them all meet in the office or outside the office and enjoy some time chatting with one another, maybe playing a few teambuilding games or even just relaxing in the presence of you and the rest of the team….More at 2K Manhattan Offers Important Team Building Advice | 2K Manhattan
With so much diversity within a team, I don't always subscribe to the notion that there should be one leader (Yes an overall team leader is important but i'm referring to you as an individual). We are all leaders in our own right and doing your part for the team and doing it to the best of your ability is leading by example. When team members see you striving and doing the absolute best, that can have a motivating and inspiring effect on others which can result in them wanting to push and strive more. Only when we know what the common goal is can we strive to be our best and this is where the team leader has an important role in getting everyone on board and as mentioned above team building activities are a fantastic way to build morale and to facilitate the core message of the common goal.