The Power of Teamwork for Increased Productivity
Did you know 75% of employers believe teamwork and collaboration are essential to the job? Did you know that those are the same employers who don’t make sure employees are working efficiently together? Teamwork support is essential in the workplace and is known to enhance productivity, which is key to success. At DecodeUp, our associates are not simply employees to us, they all strive to learn and work together as a team. And the results are clear in our customer satisfaction. Keep reading for our guide on why teamwork support is essential in the workplace and how you can help your company to work together.
Establish Good Communication
One of the many ways you can build teamwork in your office is by establishing open communication. Within our work culture, we like to communicate openly and freely with each other no matter what our position is in the company. When you communicate transparently with your associates, you open doors for smooth, efficient daily operations. You can set an example for your team by practicing good communication with clients and internally. A great way to start open communication with your team is asking them how they like to receive feedback, both negative and positive. Some people prefer feedback in private through a face-to face meeting, or written. As a manager, you should respect that. Also promote communication by having frequent team meetings. Meetings are an essential part of our day at DecodeUp, which is why our team members are always willing to talk when issues arise.
Incorporate Team-Building Exercises
A great way to promote teamwork is frequently using team building exercises. This is an excellent way to get to know one another and a fun way to learn how to work together. Most employees find team building boring or useless, but there are so many fun exercises that aren't cheesy. At DecodeUp, we've found exercises that build our associates into leaders and even give back to the community. You can find some that fit the needs of your workplace.
For example, do a quick exercise before a team meeting to make it more fun. Or have a game the second Saturday of every month. Recently we started doing two minutes of timed meditation before important meetings to clear our space and get into the new zone.
Create a Positive Environment
Another reason our associates work so hard is because of the good office environment we've worked to create. If you're having trouble motivating your team, then use your communication skills and ask each team member what would make their environment more comfortable. Sometimes lack of space in the office can make people uncomfortable.
Of course, we think open work environments will automatically promote productivity, but sometimes people may feel like they're on top of each other and can’t think. We like to ask our team to find points of improvements around the office. This is a good way for associates to feel motivated and connected throughout the day. Each person has a say in the atmosphere. Work culture and feeling comfortable at work are great ways to enhance productivity and we look to achieve that at DecodeUp for each of our associates.
Use Feedback The Right Way
As we've mentioned before, feedback is useful and important when communicating with your team and promoting teamwork in the workplace. During evaluations we look for ways our associations can work together as a team. We've noticed that giving the right kind of feedback is a great way to help them excel. Pushing them when they need to be pushed is great, but you need to do it the right way. Pointing out when you can implement teamwork is an excellent way to motivate people. We also like to make sure that we're pointing out positives and what they excel at individually. We also make a point to mention when they work as a team. This is the best way to recognize them for the wonderful things they do.
Establish a Family Atmosphere
We want each associate to feel like they're a part of our family at DecodeUp, not that they just work here, which is key to teamwork support. Creating a family atmosphere means being conversational and supporting our team members inside and outside of work.
Another way we promote a family atmosphere is ensuring our associates know that as managers, we have their backs just like a family member would. This is an excellent stance for a manager because your team members won't fear you or their job. Luckily for DecodeUp, we're skilled at hiring people who genuinely care about each other. This is a great stepping stone to creating that atmosphere.
Teamwork Support in the Office
When it comes to teamwork support in the office, there are plenty of things that we do to help our team improve every day. Think about ways you can help your team improve. We love that our team can work together efficiently, and it shows when the productivity and motivation in our workplace are at an all-time high.
Maybe you deal with productivity or maybe your team is service-based. Think of how you can improve the work and the culture by collaborating.
Teamwork is the best way to build success. We strongly believe in teamwork and our work proves that it’s a great philosophy. We will be glad to have you join our team to continue to find success.
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