Your employees make the business a success. They ensure the smooth operation of the company. They attract a steady flow of clients or customers. Their effect on your bottom line can mean being ‘in the black’ or ‘in the red’. Naturally, your goal is to achieve the former. Doing so entails hiring the right people, and from there, turning them into a winning team.
Here are three approaches to consider:
1. Establish relationships with a corporate retreat.
Differences among employees are only natural, especially when people work in a high-pressure environment. You can address this with a series of corporate events, such as a well-planned retreat or team building programs. Both can contribute to improving relationships in the office, to understanding each other’s personalities and recognising strengths and weaknesses.
A corporate retreat in an ideal location, with the right activities, can also improve communication between employees, which is a major factor to ensuring effective teams.
2. Acknowledge hard work and success.
Recognition is a great way to motivate your staff to work hard and bring out their best efforts with every job. Arrange appreciation events for high-performing employees. The informal setting will allow workers to relax and learn more about one another, while being acknowledged for their efforts. Such occasions also serve to motivate other employees to work harder.
3. Do the right team building exercises.
Since employees come from different cultural backgrounds and have different temperaments, you need to ensure they will work well as a single unit. Team building exercises melt away the tension between your workers. But you need to offer the right ones, because research from Citrix reveals that 31% cannot stand team building activities.
The ideal activities to consider are volunteering work, sports activities, field trips, off-site training conferences and shared meals. Each activity can connect teams and motivate them to do better for the business.
You can do one or all of these recommendations. With the proper approach, you can create a winning team and propel your company to greatness.