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Put the 'Team' into Teamwork

By Erika Miller

Illustration of Carl the yeti working at a desk connecting with other coworkers.

Employees are the NUMBER ONE factor for success. But sometimes, team dynamics can be difficult to manage. If you’re wondering how to promote teamwork at your workplace, read on — we have some essential tips, tools, and employee engagement strategies to help you make the most out of your team.

1. Keep all employees engaged

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Working as a team is SO much easier when everyone is on the same page. When your employees feel connected, company culture becomes more tight-knit almost immediately. Employee recognition software is one of the best tools to promote teamwork and cohesion in the office. If your team members know they will be recognized for a job well done, that they are appreciated, and that their work makes an impact on the wellbeing of the company, think about how much more they would love what they do and find meaning in their everyday work. Engagement would go through the roof, and you’ll have a team of rockstars on your side.

2. Appreciate your employees as individuals

A team is made up of unique individuals, each bringing their own strengths and weaknesses to the table. If you want to promote teamwork in the workplace, it is so important that you recognize the unique qualities of each of your team members, rather than assuming they’re all the same (and thank goodness they’re not because that would be pretty boring!).

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Listen to your team members and understand their needs. Put strategies in place that utilize the strengths of every employee, making each of them feel more appreciated every day. Get to know each other’s strengths and learn how to work together. Encourage teammates to ask for help, rely on peers with different strengths, and offer help where they know they are a good fit. The quality of work and workplace relationships will improve as employees learn how to work together and understand where they fit in the big picture.

3. Encourage peer recognition

Peer recognition is a GREAT way to promote teamwork in the workplace. Everyone loves to receive praise and rewards from their teammates — we know we do! Encouraging peers to recognize each other creates rock-solid team loyalty and better team dynamics. It also builds real friendships between teammates, making everyone happier and more productive at work.

When employees feel connected, they appreciate the company and its goals on a new, deeper level. They find it easier to invest themselves and work together toward your shared goals.

4. Lead by example

image with text - Creating strong, smooth communication can help boost relationships within a team and bridge the gap between strengths.

A manager’s job is to lead and facilitate teamwork, and we know it’s not always easy. Every team is unique, with different strengths and personalities. Creating strong, smooth communication can help boost relationships within a team and bridge the gap between strengths.

Learning how to navigate differences between your team members is a key component of endorsing teamwork at work, and will serve you in every job and every career. Make sure every employee feels seen, heard, and appreciated. Take the time to understand their different personality types and resolve any conflicts quickly and smoothly. Remember to congratulate employees on a job well done in a timely manner.

More advice about endorsing teamwork at work

If you’re serious about learning how to promote teamwork at your workplace, there are tools designed to help you. Motivosity is a suite of four seamlessly integrated products that can help to facilitate and promote teamwork in the workplace. And, even better, it’s pretty fun to use!

Book a demo today and discover the benefits of a more connected workforce.

Sources:

  • https://www.motivosity.com/connect
  • https://www.motivosity.com/recognize
  • https://www.motivosity.com/lead
  • https://www.motivosity.com/listen
  • https://www.motivosity.com/blog/dont-just-manage-coach
  • https://www.motivosity.com/blog/what-really-makes-a-motivated-employee
  • https://www.motivosity.com/blog/the-roi-of-employee-recognition-software
  • https://www.motivosity.com/blog/13-reasons-to-have-a-peer-recognition-program