In her latest blog, Claire shares her 10 top tips on how to build a stronger and more successful business!
By Claire Morley-Jones
Working in a team is how successful businesses are built, fact. You might think you can manage it as a one-man-band, but it’s vital you have the right people and necessary skills around you to accomplish great things!
Here are my top tips on how to bring your employees together and build business success!
You have to trust each other! Make sure you put aside time to build trust and allow your employees to get to know each other. Have fun, enjoy shared experiences and work together!
What are the most effective ways your team can communicate? How can you evaluate the output from the team, review and celebrate achievements?
This will create much more commitment within the team. This can include involving the team when a new team member is recruited.
In reality, a team is a set of unique people. Having a mix of different people is a good thing as a well-built team will bring views, ideas and experiences developed by individuals, which will lead to better ideas and solutions. Make sure you recognise the value of each individual in your team.
Allowing everyone in your team the chance to voice their ideas will lead to greater creativity. Nothing ruled in, nothing ruled out! Forget those, “We tried that before and it didn’t work” conversations!
Establish effective team leaders and make sure you have a plan in place for when they move on. This is a key part to building your business on the back of successful teams.
Allow your employees to participate in making high quality decisions and share best practice between their teams.
Having good quality procedures in place are important but make sure your teams are not weighed down by policy. Procedures around conflict resolution are often useful – not all teams are harmonious all the time so it’s good to have a plan of action if something goes wrong.
Ensure your team members feel comfortable with examining the team’s performance. Think about where aspects of your business strategy are being held back and how you can improve this for the future.
Involve your team and make sure they understand the company goals, expectationsand objectives so everyone’s clear on how to achieve them – and celebrate when you do! This will give your teams more opportunities to gel!
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