21 Dec

Good Chemistry Creates A Happy Team

Posted in Synergy Suggestions on 21.12.12 by John Meloche

For the past couple of days, we’ve been blogging about ways to develop a strong team chemistry in the work place. Excited by the fact that the Toronto Blue Jays are building their strongest team in two decades, the members of the Synergy staff are motivated themselves to take things to a whole new level in 2013.

How do you plan on doing the same at your company? On eHow.com, a number of instructions are given to assist business owners in not only building a championship-calibre team the way the Jays seem to be doing, but creating great team chemistry. Let’s conclude our look on how to develop amazing “synergy” at your workplace.

Have Lunch Meetings. Enough can’t be said about the importance of building team chemistry outside of the work environment. Lunch meetings and company retreats are great ways to help for the building of rapport in relaxed environments. You’ll really get to know the members of your team when you allow them to let loose.

When a good time is had by all, it will also lead to a much more pleasant atmosphere when your team returns to the office. Sometimes team chemistry is about your staff members being able to get to know each other personally, more than it is about them getting to learn of each person’s talents on the job.

Include Employees In Organizational Goal Development. As mentioned before, giving your staff members individual senses of accomplishment will help build their confidence. With a strong sense of confidence that what they say matters, you will find that your employees will be quicker to lend a helping hand.

There’s nothing worse than having your workers not care about their jobs. Include them in on the development of new ideas. Be accepting of feedback. Truly take their suggestions to heart. Show them that what they have to say is important to you. This will help them to develop stronger senses of dedication to each member of the team.

Beware of Problem-Starters. Not everyone on your team is likely to be an all-star. Sometimes the old cliché “you’re only as strong as your weakest link” rings true. As a result, you’ll have to be very aware of who may be dragging the team down. A negative attitude, a reluctance to work with others and a lack of dedication are all bad traits to look out for.

As eHow.com points out, such “difficult employees can magnify problems and create confusion. Make it clear that while every opinion counts, it is imperative that employees share the company’s vision and work to achieve stated goals.” This way, you’ll be sure to have everyone on the same page, working towards the same objective – happily.

Finally, from our team to yours…have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Successful New Year!

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