A great football or basketball team relies heavily on teamwork. When it comes to teams in the workplace, the result produced is pretty much dependent on the same criteria: trust and collaboration. A team that is in the “zone” is much more capable of producing work that is rewarding, encouraging and even fun.
We understand the importance of great teamwork here at our Orange County ground transportation service. Just like a well-oiled machine, we can provide our customers with the best rides possible when our staff understand their roles and communicate openly (and often) about their expectations and experiences.
There is nothing complicated about promoting teamwork. In fact, the simpler, the better, as shown in the methods below:
Start with Clear Communication
Avoid convoluted conversations and directives at all costs. In fact, do your best to ensure that your communications are as simple as possible. Not only is it a lot easier for others on the team to understand your point of view, it also ensures that meetings and discussions don’t get dragged on for an eternity. Once members of the team are assured that their voice is heard and understood, they will also be more willing to open up and accept more responsibilities.
Learn More About Conflict Resolution
There is nothing pretty about conflict in a team. If left unchecked, the entire team can eventually divide, and communication can stop altogether. To avoid this, it’s important to set in place a clear and concise method to resolve conflicts. Team members also need to feel heard and understood before they’re willing to play a positive role in ensuring that the team works smoothly.
Build in a Review Process
This doesn’t have to be done as often as you think, but it’s important to review the team’s ideas and plans in the earlier stages. Encourage each member to play the role of ‘devil’s advocate’ and to do their best to view the project from as many angles as possible. Not only does this help the team to understand just how far they’ve progressed, it also allows the team to work on any requirements that might have been previously overlooked.
Share a Mutual Goal
Every team has to share a common goal. It can be as simple as ensuring that a product is marketed out to a specific target or as complicated as deciding the best design possible when seen from various perspectives. Whichever the case though, we need to understand our roles on the team and how we can contribute. Once that is established, it’s only a matter of time before positive results start showing up.
Celebrate as a Team
Bring out the appreciation and thanks regularly. In fact, any kind of positive change and improvement should be celebrated. Once members feel that their contributions matter to the team, they will be more willing to put in the time and effort to ensure that the result is successful.
Effective collaboration can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to the objectives set for your team. Follow these simple tips gathered together by our Westchester car service friends at Majestic Car and Limo and exceed all your business goals.
Also published on Medium.