Tips for Effective Teamwork

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[media-credit id=1 align=”aligncenter” width=”635″]teamwork[/media-credit]Teamwork is an essential aspect in being productive. Most people overlook and neglect the importance of teamwork and in so doing fail to achieve their set goals.

Below are 10 tips to make you an effective team player in your organisation:

Lead by example:

If you are the team leader, you have to set good examples to for your teammates to follow. You cannot fix a meeting by 9am and arrive there at 11 a.m.

Involve everyone:

Teamwork is all about working together. You cannot achieve all your goals if you neglect your teammates; to be productive you need to carry everyone on your team along.

Let your teammates make decisions:

Nobody knows all, there are some aspects you won’t be good at, assign tasks to all team members. Your team members shouldn’t have to come to you for every issue, allow them make decisions on their own. All you need do is supervise them to see if they are on track.

Communication:

Effective communication among team members helps a lot in being productive.  Make it possible for any team member, big or small, to walk into your office to lay a complaint. Listen to suggestions and be open to critics.

Have meeting only when necessary:

Having repeated meetings and discussing about the same thing, makes your team members lose interest, have meetings only when it is necessary, when you have important decisions to discuss and deliberate on.

Create conducive work environment:

Make the work environment comfortable for working; an environment which is conducive helps one think better and faster, thereby making one productive.

Create apps:

There are applications that can help in monitoring your team progress such as Asana, Dropbox, Googledocs etc

Show appreciation:

Reward team members who have put in so much effort in trying to achieve the goals set out. This would serve as a motivation to others.

Set realistic targets:

Set targets you know can be met at a certain period of time, setting unrealistic targets can sometimes be discouraging to your team members when they fail to meet them.

Rotate tasks:

Rotating tasks, helps in broadening the knowledge of team members and also reduces boredom and monotony.

 

 

 

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