Different Ways To Promote Teamwork

April 26, 2019 Off By Lindsay Barnes

One of the most difficult things about running a company is having to deal with teamwork issues in the workplace. It’s very easy for a small company just starting out to have teamwork within the group, especially if the team is just made up of the group of people who came up with the idea for the business in the first place. They’re all in it together, and they are all pulling together to make the company survive and thrive.

A bigger company, however, might have more trouble with building teamwork among its employees. The groups are bigger, not everyone will be able to get along very easily, there will be a conflict of personalities, egos, points of views, and even ambitions. The problem is compounded if there is a real lack of leadership and vision in the group. And so, companies make use of their time and budgets to set departments up on team building exercises and workshops, which usually involve outdoor activities, trust building exercises, and a lot more practical opportunities to get the participants to form into one cohesive unit.

Such teamwork seminars are usually fun and interesting, and people come away with it learning more about one another and probably even growing closer, having spent time with one another away from work and having shared some interesting experiences. But what if your company doesn’t really have the budget or the time to send employees to teamwork seminars and activities? In that case, you might want to consider other alternatives to help build teamwork in your office.

Some companies today, being led and managed by younger individuals, have taken to adding a gameroom at work. Normally, this would be frowned upon by professionals, but it has been shown to add a bit of fun and relaxation to the workplace. Apart from that, it also gives employees a chance to loosen up. They will definitely have a blast cheering one another one during every game. Just make sure that people don’t spend all their time playing games!

Another thing that could help build teamwork is by spending the lunch hour as a group or going out for drinks and a snack after work can help. It’s always a good idea to interact with each other outside the confines of the office. These activities are meant to establish rapport among employees, which is after all the foundation of better working relationships.

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