5 Ways to Strengthen Your Working Team
Although with time we are becoming increasingly independent, we still work better as a team. Take cleaning the house as an example; it gets done quicker and more efficiently when there are more hands to help. This is the same with any job or project in the workplace, the more people that there are to work on a single project, the more brain power there is meaning overall there will be a better output. When working in a team, various working methods can be applied and working as a team can bring colleagues closer together, making your working life that bit easier, more exciting and fun.
Even if you already have a strong working team in the company you work for, there is always room for improvement. At Debbie Burbage Recruitment we have looked into 5 ways that you can make your team more positive and stronger.
Show how dedicated you are to your team by going above and beyond as a team member. Even if you are not planning on being with the company in 5 years time, you should still show your commitment to the company you are currently working for by being the valued member of the team that the company desires. If you have any ideas on how to improve the business then don’t keep these ideas to yourself, speak out about them to others and work with colleagues to make further improvements to the business.
Be Positive and Willing
Those that prefer to work independently may find it difficult to work as a team or as a large group. The answer to this is to be positive and be willing to work as a team. The worst thing that you can do is be negative as this can create a huge impact on the team and may cause others to not want to work directly with you. Ensure that this doesn’t happen by entering your team with a positive attitude and let this positivity spread amongst others in your team.
Be willing so that if you are asked to complete a task, you at least have a go at it so it makes it look like you are making an effort. If you are ever unwilling then this may make others have a negative attitude towards yourself resulting in the rest of the team not wanting to work with you.
Speak Out and Communicate
Many of us take an independent approach to tasks we are given and will just get on with work, however this can cause more harm than good in the long run. Speaking out to others shows that you are a strong team player and it also keeps the rest of the team updated with where you are at. This also helps if you are going in the wrong direction. Others can help guide you and give you constructive criticism where necessary.
Respect Each Other
Respecting each other helps build a strong team. Everyone should also be treated equally, proving that you are all at the same level. Show your respect by being there for other colleagues and listening to what others have to say. Be on time for team meetings and complete all tasks which have been assigned to you. Look after your team as well as yourself. We often focus more on looking after ourselves rather than others. This is where you can take a step back and keep focused on your overall team goals and stay up to date with where you are at as a team.
Everyone is different, we cannot all think and work at the same pace. In the workplace we do face changes, some changes can be good and some can be bad. We all have different feelings towards change and the best thing that you can do is adapt to this change. Being open to change will set a positive example to others and show how willing you are to adapt and accept changes.
Use these 5 points in your next team project and see how much better you will be able to work as a team and how much more effective you can be.