A company's assets are in their employees and to retain top business talents, one must understand their needs, and keep them engaged, creating a sense of unity in one’s team.
A bunch of sticks are stronger and more challenging to break than a single one. Therefore, a strong corporate culture is necessary and an important drive to motivate employees to work together and in turn work more effectively and productively.
1. Allow Questions
Everyone knows what it is like to have to go through the motions to do an assigned work and not understanding the necessity of it.
And it is especially vital in a working organization to fully understand one’s work and how their work will affect the others.
By being approachable and allowing employees to question the “Whys” towards certain ideas and tasks could potentially help them work more effectively in the future, as compared to just brushing them off with a “Don’t ask why and just do it”.
2. Give Opportunities for Creativity
By giving a strict restriction and guidelines for employees to follow, most of the time would impede the innovativeness of an employee to approach the task.
Of course, there must be clear boundaries and objectives to be set to achieve the ultimate goal. However, there are many perspectives one can approach to complete a task and being open minded to a different idea could bring about greater quality work.
Most of the time creativity soars when freedom is given. Therefore, believe in your employee’s potential and with opportunities provided, they are bound to improve in leaps and bounds.
3. Provide Occasions for The Employees to Shine
Everyone has potential in them, whether they are late bloomers or not. However, due to the competitive world, those that are overshadowed may have the chance to show their potential.
You can see how extroverts and those who are confident always seem much more reliable and knowledgeable. But it may not be necessarily true, the introverts may not shine in their overpowering persuasiveness in speech, but they may be meticulous, resourceful and dexterous in their work.
The point here is that, every individual can be valued for different things and none is more superior or inferior than the other. Like a human body, each organ or cell has their own specific function and one cannot be without the other to grow healthily.
Hence, seeing the employee’s strengths and weaknesses and giving chances for them to shine is vital in building a good team environment.
4. Let Them Feel Appreciated
To start off, when showing appreciation, one must be sincere. Of course, saying a simple thank you for every work done goes a long way, but employees can sense if the employer is sincere in their appreciation for them or just routinely striking off the employee’s KPI.
For example, a few minutes of your time to understand the issues they may have at work or even a casual talk to understand them could help employees feel the care, concern and support of a good and loving boss.
And do not belittle these words of affirmation, as statistics showed that employees would feel more motivated and driven to work for their employers who makes them feel valued and appreciated.
5. Sign Them up for Leadership Courses
There are natural leaders and followers in each team. Even those seemingly natural leaders learn how to be a leader from their environment and through experience.
Talents can be man-made, through learning and development of necessary skills. After obtaining these skills, one who once did not appear talented, can be seen as a talent.
So basically, everyone can be a talent if they learn and grow. Good learning courses can help to form a good leader and a good leader can form a good team.
Since everyone is journeying together as a group, all decisions shouldn’t just fall on one person, although the leader is to make the final decision.
Because humans are not perfect, and if there is no feedback loop or differing perspectives, overall plans will seem more narrow-minded
Therefore, the company will be stronger as a whole if decisions are made together and come into an agreement after discussions.
7. Take Into Account of Employee’s Feelings
The bottom line to this is that all human beings want to be treated nicely.
Great leaderships are not led by being a dictator. Great leaders are people who lead by example, are willing to build their team members up, and capable of boosting the team’s morale, so that the team are more willing to commit and work more effectively as one.
Everyone in an organization needs to work together towards a common goal in sync, to optimize success rates. If one falls off along the way, it takes a good leader to patiently guide them back on track.
8. Register for Team Building Workshop
Hosting bonding activities are almost always the first on the list in companies to build a stronger and tighter working relationship.
Quality time together always helps better in a long term working environment, to understand one another’s personality and communication style better.
Unlike the previous pointers, this pointer could be easily planned and set up. However, just note that the activities must serve the goal of allowing others to understand one another better.
If you have no idea where to find good team building workshops, why not try this Perfume Workshop? They provide not just interactive games but also personality quizzes, fostering better understanding with one another.
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With time and effort, I am sure that all these suggestions can be put into play to improve the team culture in your workplace!
Cheers and continue to pursue in establishing a stronger company culture in your organization, as it is a key factor to help elevate your company to greater heights!
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