While there are a number of elements that influence team cohesion, there is one element all teams should have to ensure the right foundation is in place for great teamwork and collaboration—a clear connection between the team’s goals and company strategy. When all team members clearly see how the work they do directly contributes to the success of the company, greater personal meaning and purpose is created, thus leading to higher levels of performance and stronger team results. When your team is committed to a common goal and believes in the future, it is able to handle adversity, perform at higher levels of performance, and enjoy working together. This level of cohesiveness should be the goal of every work group. For this course you will work with your team to connect all team members to the company strategy. By completing this course, you will be able to discuss how the team’s goals and core work is directly connected to the company’s strategy. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute). An Elearning! Magazine Excellence Award Winner: Leadership Development Learning Track. This course is part of Vado's Leadership Development learning track which has been approved for 3.25 hours of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Professional Development Credits (PDCs).