I once read the statement, “Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.” This is describing the community that develops among teammates who spend time doing things together.
The only way to develop community and cohesiveness among your teammates is to get them together, not just in a professional setting but in personal ones as well. There are lots of ways to get yourself connected with your teammates, and to connect them with one another. Many families who want to bond find that camping does the trick. Business colleagues can socialize outside work (in an appropriate way). The where and when are not as important as the fact that team members share common experiences.
[Taken from The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team (2012) by John C. Maxwell. Published by Manjul Publishing House Pvt Ltd]
Spend some time with your team
And share an enjoyable common experience.
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.