As one of the top engineering recruitment agencies in Chicago, Premium Staffing, Inc. understands the importance of teamwork. If your employees aren’t working together as well as you’d like, it’s your job to change that.
Your team can’t win if each person is working toward their own agenda. Each employee needs to put their personal interests aside and focus on the greater good. Here’s how to get there.
Four Ways to Foster a Collaborative Work Environment
Create a Clear Cause
Get people excited about working together by giving them a sense of purpose. When they have the vision to work toward that can’t be completed independently, they’ll realize the importance of joining forces. It’s hard for people to turn their backs on a cause they’re passionate about, so this will serve as the glue that brings them together.
Set Team Goals
Help employees get on the same page by creating S.M.A.R.T. — specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely — goals to achieve together as a team. Knowing exactly what they need to accomplish will encourage people to work together because there’s no room for interpretation. Quantifying goals will also allow them to see how far they’ve come and work together to make any necessary adjustments.
Celebrate Wins Together
As the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in Team,” so celebrate wins as a group. It’s okay to call out individuals for outstanding work, but be sure to explain how their accomplishment(s) benefited the entire team. This will create a cohesive work environment because people will see the amazing things they can do when they work together.
Encourage Bonding Outside the Office
When employees are comfortable with one another, they work better together. Help them forge these relationships by planning team lunches, happy hours, bowling nights and other social activities. This will allow them to see each other as people, instead of just colleagues, which will strengthen their bond. Gaining a greater understanding of one another’s personalities will allow them to collaborate more effectively.
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