Team Development on the other hand represents a strategic effort to improve the effectiveness of all players while simultaneously improving the quality of the daily social interaction as well. It is a dynamic and continuous charge to improve relationships each working day. Team development begins with the proper selection of new employees and extends to training for job knowledge and performance expectations. Individual and team awareness training helps employees understand themselves in relation to each other, how to communicate most effectively and to diagnose interpersonal problems. Positive performance appraisals direct employees toward growth. Organizational performance becomes a shared success (or failure) and the cycle can begin anew. In this model, individual and team commitment and responsibility soars and a strong culture of hard work and success are enjoyed by all.
Near term boosts are nice and necessary. Long term performance by all is a requirement for growth. What was once synonymous, team building and team development are now defined by the results they deliver.