5 Easy Ways to Build Team Spirit at Workplace
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This article has 5 easiest ways to improve and build the team spirit in your organization.
A company can only grow when the team works together and give the best performance at the team workplace. But it’s not as easy as it looks, because every employee is unique and talented and they come from different backgrounds as we know. So from here, it becomes important for leaders to build team spirit, motivate every employee, and teach a lesson of teamwork.
By building team spirit or we can say building a well functional team will start working in a flow with co-ordination and as a result, you will get better productivity, better understanding, increase in efficiency and improved office atmosphere.
Every entrepreneur expects his team to work flawlessly, and as a leader, you might sometimes think that it’s hard to encourage a team, but the actual truth is there are many ways you can improve, promote, and manage team spirit in your company. All you need is strategy, determination, acceptance, and motivation. Well, these were just a few hints. Want to know the secrets? How can you improve and build team spirit at your workplace? Then kindly read till the end because we bet the blog will be exciting and some meaningful information you’re going to take back along with you at the end.
Before stepping into the primary part, let have a quick look at the teamwork stats.
- Online collaboration tools scale up productivity by 32%.
- Effective communication generates five times higher talent retention.
- 81% of employees rate peer collaboration apps positively.
- Recognizing quality work and achievements of workgroups increases profits by 29%.
- 1% want to be part of an organization that nourishes honest communication.
After the teamwork statistics, let’s jump into the five unique ways to build team spirit amongst employees at the workplace.
1. All it Begins with Leaders
It starts with a leader. If you don’t have good teamwork at the grassroots level, it’s time for the leadership team to take charge. Leaders are the pillars of any company; they know how to coordinate and encourage everyone to work in the same direction. Generally, leaders think more and talk less; their action speaks louder than their words.
From the base level, they understand where the team lacks and what’s going wrong in the team. Leaders are the ones who look to guide people in the company, so they are the first one who encourages people and build a strong team. In other words, leaders boost employees’ morale and remind them from where we started the journey, and we have to go together by building trust and maintaining team spirit.
Tip: A good leader motivates the team and encourages/praises every team achievement.
2. Maintain the Flow of Communication
When it comes to communication, it should be your top priority—establishing a good and smooth flow of communication help to minimize doubts and encourage a smooth working procedure. Good communication is the heart of excellent team spirit. Communication includes sharing ideas, feedback, brainstorming, and much more.
To improve communication within your organization, you have to set a clear tone when communicating with your employees. It is important to understand that you have to improve your listening skills that promote two-way communication. Everyone in the company must have the right to speak and express themselves. This will enable an outstanding idea flow, and team members will develop a bond over time, making them more productive.
3. Team Rules
When talking about teamwork and team spirit, the ‘Rules’ plays an important part. First, take out from your mind that rules mean something restrictions. Rules are everywhere, on the sports field, in meetings, in your family, and around everywhere you see. Rules help make you realize where we stand in the company and encourage growth. Rules safeguard the success and increase the productivity of a team.
For instance, when we are in a meeting, the rules are set like no cell phone usage. And actually, it is important to focus during the meeting hours. But the most important thing you need to check is to set a rule that does not hinder the working culture or a process; it should help the team. Or you can always open up for feedback and suggestions from your employees if they want some rules to be changed or not.
4. Recognize and Reward Your Team
One of the best ways to encourage and motivate team members is by giving away some rewards in the form of bonuses, promotions, or a vacation. A well-functional team will feel good, and they will think that the company praises their work and cares for them like a family. If you develop these emotions in your employee’s minds then they will always give positive results in the company and the organization will grow.
The rewarding procedure helps employees by making them realize that the company is proud of them, and hence they are rewarding them for their work. This also makes them happier and satisfied. Satisfied employees are also more productive, and you have a better chance of building a team spirit.
5. Give Responsibilities
Building a solid team depends on the leader. However, new employees often don’t function like a well-operated team. Your job should be to put them together and give them responsibilities to know their role in the organization.
As a leader, you have the potential to ignite the fire and bring people to work together. Assigning team members and giving specific responsibilities to the employees is a sign of a well-operated team.
Making team leaders is an excellent way to encourage team spirit since they will work together harder than ever.
Building a well-balanced team and improving relationships between colleagues can benefit your company. But, unfortunately, it is not something that can be done overnight. It requires time and planning.
Some companies spend years improving their strategies and atmosphere, and they are still far from perfect. This means that you should start applying the five ways that we had mentioned above, and very soon, you will find the difference in your organization. And you can thank us later.
Keep the team spirits on!
Suprotik Sinha is the Content Writer with Synkrama Technologies. He writes about technologies and startups in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries 6+ years of experience in Content Writing, and he also worked in mainstream broadcast media, where he worked as a Journalist with Ibn7 ( now known as News18 India) and Zee Media in Mumbai.