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Building Your Team Into Something Better

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Whether you own a business or work as a manager, keeping on top of the challenges which can come with having a team is never an easy feat. With each of your employees being very different, getting through to everyone with the same work isn’t possible, and you will need to branch out if you want to work towards improving your team. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the work which goes into building a better team, outlining some activities which can be used in the process.

Time Outside Work

When people are at work, they often have to adopt a new personality which isn’t quite the same as the one they wear amongst friends. This helps to maintain a professional environment, but can make it hard for people to connect as friends, making collaborative work harder than it has to be. Spending time together outside work is an excellent way to break these bonds. Work lunches are ideal for this, as they can happen while everyone is together, and won’t force anyone to sacrifice their free time for it. It may only take one meal for everyone to realise just how much they have in common with each other.

Getting Someone In

It’s easy to feel intimidated when you first start working in an office, especially if there is already a well-established team in place. Of course, your current employees will be quick to welcome their new colleague, but this may not be quite enough. A simple talk can be all it takes to bring your team together, teaching them that emotional intelligence is incredibly important in their role. You can hire a motivational speaker to handle this work for you, giving you the chance to sit back while an expert handles the show. There are few better ways to bring a team together than having them reflect on the way that they affect one another.

Building Healthy Competition

Few things will spark productivity in an office environment than a little bit of competition. When you’re working with a team which is result driven, you have an excellent chance to take advantage of this, with a simple TV being the only thing you need to show off everyone’s work. By having daily targets and quotas on screen at all times, your team members will be able to compare their work, and this will often spark a little bit of healthy competition. Of course, though, you have to be careful with this, as some people will be negatively impacted if the pressure becomes too intense.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to get started on the work which goes into keeping your team working together. Building more out of employees is never an easy task, but is something which a lot of businesses do. Your team members are crucial to your success, and this makes it worth nurturing them, even if it costs a little bit of money in the process.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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