2020 is here which means it’s time for your organization to meet a new set of goals. To ensure you reach your objectives, it is critical that your company is made up of a strong team to help you get there.
A big element of being able to hit your company’s yearly goals is the successful collaboration and teamwork of your employees. Teams that work better together, are far more likely to hit targets and go above-and-beyond.
There are five key reasons that your team may not be as collaborative as they could be:
- Lack of trust – If your team isn’t confident in one another, there will be a lack of respect that impacts the quality of work produced.
- Lack of discussion – The sharing of opinions, feedback and ideas requires your company’s team to communicate well. If there is no discussion, then you will find your team is disengaged and lacking creativity.
- Lack of alignment – To be able to perform as a team, members must be aligned with the company’s strategy and priorities. Without it, there is no common ground.
- Lack of accountability – There needs to be ownership of ideas and responsibilities. If your organization’s team does not feel like they are a part of something and take ownership of the projects they work on, goals will be harder to achieve.
- Lack of direction – Your team has no clear understanding of how to start achieving the goals set in front of them.
To get your team on the right track, consider the following:
- Encourage your employees to share and to listen, giving everyone a chance to participate so that your team can start to build relationships with one another.
- Encourage your team to communicate with one another and emphasize that it is an open environment – as cliché as it may be, let them know that no idea is a silly one.
- Allow people to share their thoughts and ensure communications stay positive, this will help create an environment in which nobody feels like their thoughts do not matter.
- Ensure your team understands what the company’s priorities are and how yearly goals align with the corporate strategy.
- Ensure that your team knows you are there to support each other and make expectations clear.
- Emphasize the importance of pulling your weight but asking for help when it is needed.
- Take the time to define what success looks like as a team. This will provide focus and help make your company’s strategy and tactics clearer.
What is important to remember is that if your team is not performing as well as they could be, it may not be because they lack all of these characteristics. One or two missing elements can have a substantial effect on productivity and performance.
To help your team on its way to success, consider a team building activity.
Taking your team away from the office to interact in a different way can help make it easier to identify the source of your collaboration problems, especially when you work with Teambonder’s team building professionals who are experts in pinpointing areas of strength and weakness and ensuring your program is designed to help you build a better team.
Want to learn more? Contact us today. Our team of experts would love to answer any questions you have about improving collaboration within your company.