Tips for Successful Team Work
Team Building Exercises
At Margos’s Bookkeeping we believe team building exercises can help boost company morale and build employee confidence.
When participating in team building exercises, it helps if you relate the excercises to your industry. This way you can create motivation for employees to work diligently and finish tasks on time. For example, as a bookkeeping firm it would be fun to create activities based upon numbers or some other related accounting subject.
Teaching Employees How to Communicate Together
When brainstorming ideas or looking for new ways to streamline work tasks, it’s important to watch what you say. Everyone is entitle to their opinion but being sensitive to others feelings is vital to maintain positive group dynamics. When brainstorming ideas you’re better off avoiding words such as “that’s not a good idea,” or “your wrong.” It’s ok not to agree with someone as long as you are polite and carefully choose your words.
Constant Team Examination
When working as a team it’s important to consistently re-evaluate goals and track progress. If one of the employees is falling short of responsibilities, routine evaluations will spot this right away. If an employee is having trouble completing their end of the group work, routine evaluation will help solve the problem promptly. Sometimes work loads are distributed un-evenly or one part of a project requires more work than anticipated. Another situation could be the person is not holding their weight and needs improvement. What ever the circumstance may be, proper team examination will help solve the problem by analyzing the factors contributing to the problem.
Provide Positive and Negative Feedback
When working together on group projects positive feedback linked with negative feedback tends to always get better results. If there’s a task someone is doing wrong they usually take the criticism more lightly when it’s attached with a positive note. Also many employee can easily get caught in what’s going wrong and forget to give credit where its due.
Are you currently implementing teamwork and communication activities within your company? Have any tips of your own? Post a comment we’d love to hear from you.