We are taught to work in teams throughout our entire life. Whether it was in sports, mandatory school projects or working on a team at the workplace, the importance of teamwork was emphasized and cooperation was anticipated. Why do we hold such prominence to a seemingly simple expectation? Well, when done correctly, teamwork can create a work culture of support, constructiveness, satisfaction and open communication. All of which leads to happy, productive workers. Read on for ways to assist in promoting effective teamwork in the workplace:
- Divide the work
A team of individuals working together is more effective than one single person stretching themselves to make sure an assignment is finished on time. Dividing the work is the perfect opportunity to showcase workers talents and areas of expertise. Teamwork does not mean everyone does everything together. Roles and responsibility can be assigned according to the individual’s preferences or specialties.
- Ask for help
It’s completely acceptable to seek others assistance, expertise or support when you need it. Coming together to take on a task is what teamwork is all about.
- Brainstorm together
Ideas can become stale when working in solitary. Brainstorming together encourages creativity and creates a fun environment where employees can express themselves and receive feedback from colleagues.
- Rally a common goal
Sharing a common goal brings people closer, even more so at the workplace. Determining what the grand goal is and how every team member can contribute to reaching it demonstrates that dependency and trust among colleagues exist.
- Celebrate as a team
Teamwork begins with working together and is even more rewarding when you celebrate together. Appreciating your teammates work and showing gratitude towards everyone’s contributions goes a long way. Reaching milestones towards a goal or accomplishing the goal itself is definitely worth celebrating, so why not do it together?
All it takes to work as a team is a consistent effort and collaboration. It may take some time to create a plan to enforce teamwork, but the results are worth it. After all, what could be better than supportive, satisfied employees working together?
At Nova Medical Centers, we thrive off working as a team with every patient, partner, and team member. We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional services and helping our clients prioritize their health and safety needs while assisting in creating the best possible working environment for their employees. Contact us for more information about any of our services. We’d be happy to have you on our team.
Written by Nayda Sanchez