How To Promote Teamwork At The Workplace

    An environment which is positive for work doesn’t come from anywhere, you have to work towards it. It takes commitment and hard work to bring teamwork in the office. Apart from Team building exercises for work, there are other numerous ways to get your team to sync  which include:

    • Being A Good Leader: Whether you happen to be a manager or have a senior position due to being loyal to the company,remember that, you are the one setting the tone for the entire company. You have to be the change you want to see in the world. And at the same time, be the type of leader you want to be led by. 
    • Practice Communication Which Is Clear: When you have convoluted communication, it will result into disaster. Team members need to feel safe in being able to share their point of view, ideas, and feelings. Every idea might not be the real idea but it is an idea anyway. There is no bad idea. Ensure that there is faster communication in the environment at work through verbal rewards.
    • Define Responsibilities. The more clearly you define the role of each team member’s responsibility and role, the more effective it is likely they are going to ensure that they meet their obligations and expectations. You have to ensure that, the team is encouraged to help each other when the need arises. 
    • Conflict Resolution: Any conflict or tension needs to be resolved as quickly as you can to avoid breakdowns in communication and team members getting divided. Hugging it out should not be the answer. Ensure that you put into place concise and clear ways for employees to be able to resolve issues so that they know that their voice is heard. 
    • Remain Positive: Being the team leader, your motivated and positive energy will be able to help you to inspire others. You should not forget that every day that you come to your workplace. 
    • Relationship Building: Getting into relationship-building activities is a great way to bring, for example, office workers with salespeople together in one location to get to know each other better. Along the same lines, team building activities offer those who work together in the same environment, an opportunity to interact in an informal way and be able to learn about each other on a level which is more of personal than official. 
    • Celebrating Success: When a kind word is said, it doesn’t hurt at all and when you reward your employees for a job which has been done to perfection or for reaching a milestone in the company, it makes employees feel appreciated for their contribution. They feel that their hard work is appreciated and they will continue working towards improving even further. 

    • Practicing Team Skills: You can promote teamwork at the workplace through team skills. They are programs which enable teams to be able to practice skills in communication, practice after learning problem solving and decision making. At the end of the day, everyone in the company will benefit.

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    • Tom La Vecchia

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      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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