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A Cohesive Unit: Why Collaboration and Teamwork is Important For Your Business

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Running a small business can be one of the most challenging jobs on the planet. As a business owner, your main goal needs to be keeping your employees productive. Businesses in the United States lose over $570 billion each year due to low productivity. Finding and pinpointing productivity issues is essential when trying to keep your business running like a well-oiled machine.

One of the best ways to increase both morale and productivity is by increasing the amount of collaboration in your workspace. Are you wondering why teamwork and collaboration are so important for your business? If you answered yes, check out the helpful information below.

A Great Way to Encourage Growth and Learning

If your employees are always working by themselves, it will be difficult to offer them a different point of view regarding how they approach a new project. Often times, workers who work alone will develop bad habits that can lead to productivity issues later on. Rather than letting these problems lead to missed deadlines and lower revenue, you need to consider increasing the amount of collaboration in your workspace.

When employees work with each other, they are provided an opportunity to learn a different approach to common tasks. Increasing collaboration and embracing the Six Sigma Methodology is a winning combination. According to Peter Peterka – SixSigma.us, this methodology is designed to optimize business processes with the help of statistical analysis. This methodology is built on basic principles like:

  •       Defining what you view as important.
  •       Measuring how your team is doing on a particular project.
  •       Using the power of analysis to figure out where problems exist.
  •       Improving the way you handle interactions and projects for customers.
  •       Controlling the performance level your business provides.

Embracing this methodology is essential for any business trying to grow and expand its reach.

A Work Atmosphere Based on Support

Keeping your employees productive and happy is extremely challenging. The type of work environment you provide can make or break your business. If you focus on embracing teamwork, you can create an environment that is steeped in mutual support and cooperation. When team members work together, they can problem-solve much easier.

Getting stuck on a problem and having no guidance on how to fix it can be very frustrating. While it may sound like a cliché, two heads are better than one. This is especially true when it comes to solving the challenges you face during work-related projects. Creating a culture based on teamwork can help you and your employees produce top-notch results for clients.

 

A Great Morale Booster

Lowering the employee turnover rate your company has is important. The last thing any business owner wants is to lose valued employees, which is why you need to figure out how to boost morale. Accomplishing this goal will be much easier if you focus on enhancing the amount of teamwork in your office. Employees working on a project together will feel a sense of ownership. This means they will work harder to garner the best possible results they can.

When employees work harder, it benefits your company. Properly planning out a project is a crucial component of its success. Making sure the vision of the project is clearly laid out can help you avoid problems and confusion.

There is No I in Team

As you can see, higher levels of teamwork can be beneficial for your business. With the right mindset and a clear plan forward, increasing the level of collaboration in your workspace will be easy.

 

About the author /


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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