20 Dec

Good Chemistry Makes You An Industry Leader

Posted in Synergy Suggestions on 20.12.12 by John Meloche

In yesterday’s blog, we discussed a number of ways in which business owners could create strong team chemistry within their companies. Establishing team-building concepts and planning off-site activities were two methods suggested by eHow.com. But it all starts with hiring the best individuals possible to build a strong team to begin with.

Hiring talented staff is one thing. The Toronto Blue Jays seem to be getting that right this off-season. But that doesn’t speak much to the team’s chemistry. Of course, the Jays will need to go through spring training and have chances to take the field together to see how the new team members, and even their new manager will gel with each other.

Your new season starts now – or more accurately, in the new year. Perhaps following the list of instructions offered by eHow.com will be the best way to start 2013. Let’s continue our look at the site’s list of team chemistry building-suggestions. It is our hope to bring about a greater sense of “synergy” to your brand.

Formulate Task Forces. According to eHow.com, there should be a number of teams already set up within your one big team at your place of business. This will help to encourage the completion of tasks as a group and will also take the pressure off of giving out individual assignments.

This, of course, calls for employees to work together in order to complete projects. Developing committees and teams also helps to build leadership skills among your employees. You may even want to establish a revolving team leader approach from time to time to give different people the opportunity to take charge and work with new faces.

Conduct Routine Staff Meetings. Although this instruction may be a no-brainer, it’s important to conduct your meetings in a welcoming way. This means that each employee should feel welcome to participate instead of just being expected to listen. Allow your team members to brainstorm and problem-solve together, says eHow.com.

Advises the website: “Be sure to plan breakout sessions during the meetings so smaller groups can have intimate discussions, drawing on their own expertise and building on each other’s ideas.” This way, the members of your team will find themselves feeling like what they each contribute will be of great consequence. Building individual senses of confidence will go a long way in strengthening team chemistry.

We’re not done yet! In tomorrow’s blog, we’ll round out the list of instructions provided by eHow.com. And, as always, we will provide our take on each one. At Synergy, our strong team is made up of very talented individuals. But we know that with out team chemistry, we’d never be able to be a leader in our industry.

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