Getting employees to work as a team

Getting employees to work as a team

Having a group of employees that work as a team is a strong asset for your business. Individuals who are used to working as a team and feel comfortable doing so are more likely to be strong problem solvers, resourceful and supportive.

The following tips can enhance the way your employees interact with each other:

Team bonding activities
Ice breakers are great for breaking down barriers between employees and encouraging teamwork. Ice breakers come in all different forms; you can play games within the office, or you can try any activity that encourages team bonding and sharing experiences outside of their work responsibilities, such as yoga in the park, going to an escape room venue, or a team lunch.

This may sound like a no-brainer, but communication is more than just talking to one another. Consider the chain of command; who employees go to when they need help and how they approach this person. The process may be one that encourages open communication, such as going and seeing said person or it could be more closed such as filling out an online form.

Office layout
The way the office is laid out can enhance or diminish opportunities for your employees to work as a team. Factors to consider in terms of layout and encouraging a team mentality include:
– the comfortability of shared spaces such as eating area, foyer and kitchen
– the lighting
– layout of desks
– ambient noise.


If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.

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