Teamwinmark Shares Resources For A Healthy Work Environment

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					Creating teamwork is a challenging process. Merely referring to a collection of
employees as a team doesn't make them one. The first question to ask is, is this a team
or a group? Each has a purpose. Typically, a team shares leadership and is
interdependent, meaning they depend on each other for information, services or
products to achieve a team goal. A leader (manager, supervisor) spearheads a group;
members work on their own most of the time with little or no dependence on other
members to do their job. There may be a group effort but it is not a team. You can't
have the same expectations of a group as you do a team. Determine what you are
working with, team or group, and proceed from there. Teamwinmark

What's good for the goose is good for the gander; creating a happier work
environment is the key for increasing production from your employees and ultimately
your bottom line. Take a look at these 10 steps you can take to create a happier
workplace for your business. Teamwinmark

1. Give praise. If bosses celebrate success and achievement of their employees then
they are more ready and willing to seek the acknowledgment by performing better and
accomplishing more.

2. Update the work environment. This seems a little obvious and it is, but creaky
chairs, broken desk drawers and slow computers give the employee a reason to be
negative. By removing negatives from your work environment you give your
employees more reason maintain a positive attitude. Yes, it may cost you a little more
than you would like but in the long run your employees will thank you by working
harder and earning your business more money.

3. Challenge your employees. Studies show that the more involved in the company's
goals and bottom line targets the employee is, the more likely they are to work harder
to achieve those goals. By understanding they are a vital part of the company's
success, employees feel more committed to achieving the business' aims.

4. Inspire your employees. Show them you are excited about your work and that they
should be too. Show them the good they are doing for the company and that every
single one of them matters.

5. Offer your employees opportunities for improvement. Offer them classes, training
sessions, or seminars on how they can improve their work. Offer salary reviews as
incentive to improve their work. Teamwinmark

6. Give them someone to respect. Be the leader that inspires, recognizes, and helps
others. Be flexible and recognize their life might be as complicated as yours. Achieve
your own goals and set examples.

7. Show that you respect them. This goes back to the old principle of treat people how
you would like to be treated. By respecting your employees, they have someone to
believe in, perform for, and feel responsible to. Bosses and managers who take the

8. Be personable. Bosses and managers who take the time to get to know their
employees are appreciated. A recent study found that leaders who are personable
within their business are more respected and liked. Keep a birthday calendar for your
employees and celebrate birthdays with a card, free lunch from the cafeteria, or small
sign in the break room.

9. Encourage suggestions from your employees. Communication is key here. If you
provide an open line of communication your staff will feel comfortable in
approaching situations that might be affecting their performance and will feel like
they have a say in their workplace.

10. Remove stressors. This can range from employees with consistently negative
attitudes to deadline and goal announcements out of the line of sight. Don't remove
deadline and goals completely, but place them in an email, or back room to avoid
creating unnecessary stress. Positive environments are happy environments.

Rita Pena