Having a team that works together can make your business thrive, after all, they say “teamwork makes the dream work”. But a lot of businesses find that teamwork is hard to maintain – largely due to poor communication, lack of trust, and low engagement. Without the right conditions to develop and grow, your team could suffer. So if nurturing a healthy team culture is important to your workplace, here are a few things to consider.
- Create a positive company culture. Set your team’s expectations and help them meet goals. Make sure each member of your team is on top of their communication with other members as this is often where teams fail. Be clear on the values and mission of your company, and look for employees who match this. Always clarify your purpose, whether it’s your company’s purpose as a whole or the purpose of an individual project. It is essential for your team to understand the “why”.
- Love your team. Congratulate them on a job well done! Share in each other’s wins. Recognize individuals for a job well done while also helping them understand how their work affects the team as a whole. Focus on everyone’s strengths, people who use their strengths everyday are more likely to be engaged in their work. Celebrate as often as you can. Even small things like Proximo’s #AwesomeSauce board, where we post sticky notes of wins for the week can make a difference in how your team sees you valuing their work.
- Make sure your team is happy. Nurturing your team doesn’t have to always happen in the workplace. You can often find us Proximo girls having sleepovers, dinner meetings, and getting massages. Getting together in less formal situations can encourage better communication, sharing, and bonding between team members.
- Get their input. Ask them for feedback as often as possible! Get information from them like what their “dream job” looks like or their ideal hours of work. As millennial’s start taking up a majority of the workplace, studies are finding that the typical 9-5 work day just doesn’t cut it.
While there is no magical answer for how to create the best team, these tips are some of the most important steps you can take to work towards your businesses “dream team”. Follow us on Facebook to find out more about the Proximo team or give us a call at 757-504-2429 to work with us!