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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Bullock

4 basic moves to improve teamwork in your business

The first step in increasing teamwork is to define what progress involves. Fostering collaboration has less to do with physically doing and more about identifying the outcome you want to achieve.

Goal setting is an essential component of developing teamwork. How can your team members do what they are supposed to do when they aren't sure what they're meant to be doing in the first place?

Define quality specifications for each team job or task. When employees understand what constitutes quality, they will produce high-quality results.

Know your team members’ strengths and weaknesses. Recognize your team members' strengths and assist them in developing them. Allow time for each person to think of what they do best and what comes in the way of their productivity.

Acknowledging great work and accomplishments is another place in which you can start building teamwork in your business. When you reward staff members for high-quality work, they will do it again, and the rest of the team will have a better grasp of what success involves.

TAKEAWAY: People who believe they are part of a quality-focused team are happier, better with customers, less inclined to leave their jobs, and more productive.


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