Teamwork can be one of the most important things in an office environment. However, when a team becomes complacent, or it doesn’t understand its goals anymore, problems start to creep up. If you are starting to notice ominous signs, follow these quick tips to get things back on track. It may have been a while since you were last in the office, hopefully these tips help get the teamwork back on track!
Without set goals, a team has no direction. It’s important to communicate these goals often and repeatedly to ensure everyone is on the same page. Make sure that you have a mission with clear ways on how to complete it. Not having clear goals is the number one way that teams get off track.
Having different viewpoints in a team is a good thing, and they should not be stifled. The point of a team is to listen and open yourselves up to new thoughts and new ways of doing things. By never listening to your teammates, you are creating a hostile and unproductive environment.
Make sure that you have set procedures for problems in the group. Having set rules on how to handle conflict and disagreements will go a long way in keeping the team harmony together. Members must always work together to reach mutual conclusions on how to deal with problems.
Everyone must have a role in the team, by making sure everyone knows what expected of them and where they fall in the scope of the work. This clears up any confusion that team members might have.
Spend sometime sprucing up your office space, make the environment welcoming to your teammates, a little interior decoration goes a long way. If you want, you should get some input from team members about small amenities that they might like to having, standing desks are very popular.