Strong employee teams are one of the
best ways to get things done in any kind of business. When you have
a group of people who have their own separate and independent
talents and create a team in which these can be combined, the
results often show a remarkable amount of energy and creativity.
And, employee teams who work well together are often more loyal,
better engaged, and have better performance levels. The key to
employee teams working well together is to create an extraordinary
team culture. Here are just some of the best ways to achieve that.
#1. Have a
First of all, it’s important to make
teamwork one of your core company values and put clear emphasis on
teams who are able to manage themselves well and are empowered to
make their own decisions. Avoid just talking about teamwork; make it
happen by being committed to giving your teams the authority to get
work done on terms that work for them whilst making sure that they
take responsibility for the results. Come up with ways to strengthen
teams within your workplace, such as team building events and
friendly competitions. Even small strategies such as branded
clothing and lapel pins can be a great idea. These
of custom pins that can be worn by your employees both in and
out of the office.
When your employees have a better
understanding of how other areas of the company work, they will be
more likely to make decisions that benefit the company as a whole,
rather than simply focusing on the team or department that they work
in. Give your employees the opportunity to learn about other
people’s jobs and the roles that they play in the organization.
Research shows that more work in
organizations is accomplished through informal teams, rather than
Therefore, it’s certainly in your
interest to encourage the proliferation of informal teams throughout
the company, allowing them to address any opportunities or issues
that capture their interest. Allowing your employees to
tackle concerns that interest them by themselves and put
together their own team without the need to elevate every decision
to top management will often make for a more efficient organization
with a stronger team culture.
#4. Provide Team
No matter how talented the individuals
who make up your teams are, they will struggle to be successful if
they are not provided with the proper resources. Teams will need a
few basics in order to achieve success; these include a
well-equipped space where they can regularly meet, and adequate time
to devote to these team meetings. If required, be sure to provide
your teams with the appropriate budget and guidance to spend it as
they see best for the company. Always be on hand to discuss which
resources are needed and how they will be obtained to help your
teams work to the best of their ability.
#5. Encourage Strong
Encouraging strong working
relationships between everybody who works for your company will
strengthen teamwork and make for a friendlier, more loyal company
culture. If your company has several employees, it may be difficult
for them to socialize with one another, get to know each other and
work together on projects when everything is going on in the office,
which often leads to people who would work great together on a team
never getting the chance to do that.
Off-site team building events can be a
great way to get everybody together in an informal setting for fun
team-strengthening exercises that they can transferred to the
office. And, attending these events often gives employees the chance
to meet and get to know people who they would not usually speak to
on a typical working day, which can help to
form new teams that would not have come together otherwise.
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tips helpful? We’d love to hear from you.