Will teamwork bring in more clients and keep the ones you’ve got? Yes!
People who work together may develop the dreaded “Who cares?” disease. Highly infectious, it slowly erodes all the good efforts that a few excellent workers produce.
However, it’s reversible if you take immediate action. Start with these 10 tips:
1. FIND OR CREATE A TEAM LEADER
Great teams don’t just happen. They are carefully and purposefully built by a team leader. Get someone to take charge – whether it’s the manager or anyone interested in group leadership.
2. DEVELOP GOOD COMMUNICATION
Now that the team leader is in place, call the team together. Focus on how individuals can improve skills and finances and help the company grow only possible by working together.
3. FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR COMPANY NEEDS TO BE SUCCESSFUL
Every winning business starts out with a purposeful, short-term and long-range plan. Decide what the company goals are for the next day, week, month, and future.
4. ASSESS THE STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES AND NEEDS OF THE TEAM
When you know who is good at what, it’ll be easy to assign tasks to team members in order to reach the goals. Assign accordingly!
5. AGREE ON TEAM RULES
Successful teams have written rules which they develop themselves. Start with these helpful ones: Tell a person when you don’t agree, don’t talk about people behind their backs, and never be late for trivial reasons. Your team will get the idea after a few examples.
If you want to find out how your team can improve it’s working condition, check out Joyce’s consulting services. Joyce can come to your workplace for a customized program. Visit the link below to find out how you can reduce
conflict in the workplace!
You will also hear a podcast to give you more ideas to use with your team.
“Our team was tremendously impacted by the Team Building Program that Joyce Weiss presented to our office. There were several people on our team who did everything possible to avoid one another. During the sessions Joyce helped everyone see how the negative energy between those two individuals affected the entire office. Everyone was given the opportunity to express their concern – which really helped. The best part of the training was when Joyce taught us how to speak directly to each other in a respectful way. By the end of the workshop there was a tremendous difference in our team. The stress level of everyone dissolved. Several weeks went by and I noticed the two people that had the main issue with one another were having a conversation with each other. I called Joyce immediately to let her know how she really left a positive impact on our office. Thank you Joyce!” –
Cpl Steve A. Richardson, Jr, Regional Contracting Office. Marine Forces Reserve
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Until next time…Remember
“You Get What You Tolerate!”
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Conflict Resolution Consultant & Accountability Coach