We’re going to be talking about how to improve teamwork and we hope you find our guide useful. We know that it’s important to get the best you can out of your team in order to be successful. If you’re trying to sell a new product or service, or whether you’re a new business trying to get started, you need a good team behind you, without one you’re set to fail. So, let’s take a look at what it takes to foster the feel-good factor within your team.
1. Engage your team
For your team to feel the vibe and get down to some serious work they need to feel engaged, they need to feel some sort of connection with their company. By encouraging your team to work together and have fun at the same time, you’ll create a more productive atmosphere. This can be done in a number of different ways. Create friendly competitions between team members, offer rewards for good results and encourage your staff and cheer them on when they’ve done well.
2. Be a good leader
You’ll be setting the tone for your staff, if you want a great team you have a great leader first, think about the team leaders that inspired you and be the type of leader you’d want to be led by.
Yes, communication is important, vague and convoluted messages won’t help, but sharing ideas, your points of view and how you feel will help to create a good atmosphere and help to create a place where people feel able to communicate honestly and openly with each other. If you’re not clear about what you want from your staff, then they’re not going to respond in the way that you want them to.
4. Define responsibilities
If your team know who’s responsible for what, they’ll work better and meet expectations. They should also be encouraged to help each other out to foster a positive vibe within your team so they learn to work together and give each other encouragement when needed.
5. Conflict resolution
Always resolve any conflict at the source and as quickly as possible. Communication breakdown and division can quickly develop if you’re not fast enough to nip problems in the bud immediately. Put policies and guidelines in place for how to resolve issues and make sure you stick to them. Communicate clearly what you expect from your staff so as to avoid bad feeling.
6. Be positive
You lead your team and they look to you for encouragement. If you’re constantly moaning about how bad things are then your team will soon feel the negativity and this will in turn affect their input. Always try to remain positive and motivate that energy. Help to inspire your team and if you know you’re going through a bad patch with the business try to keep it to yourself until the picture becomes a little clearer, and whatever you tell staff put a more positive spin on it.
7. Team Building Activities
From exercises in the office to professionally hosted corporate team building activities like Escape, this is a fantastic way to combine fun with improving teamwork. These type of team building activities can form strong bonds within your team, making them more productive.
Improve Teamwork With Escape's Team Building Activities
We hope you enjoyed our tips on how to manage your team in work, if you focus on these 7 things you should be able to get great work from your team, be productive and achieve your business goals successfully. You can book your team into Escape today for a day out that everyone will enjoy and will form a stronger group.