In a cohesive team, the team satisfies emotional needs of its members.
Facilitating team cohesion may include coordinating to establish and facilitate communication, and to manage meaning to increase security and trust within the team.
Cohesion can foster team members’ relative independence in opinion from each other.
A cohesive team needs ways to aggregate all sorts of sharing of involved participants to be able to learn from each others experience. It needs opportunities - such as status updates within the group in context-appropriate frequency that may be arranged by accessible flipcharts or online sharing resources - to turn private information and judgements into collective decisions.
Team leaders facilitating team cohesion are balancing attentive focus between maintaining the team, or holding the team together, and achieving the team task.