Remember those inspirational posters from the late 20th century? You know, the one with the cat dangling from the tree with the saying, “Hang in there… Friday’s coming!”
The other one that comes to mind is the image of the long scull on the river with athletes rowing in unison and the words: “Teamwork.”
Hokey? Sure. But there’s something to be said about success that’s driven by teamwork.
Whether your small business employees number 2 or 200, it’s critical that everyone pulls together as well as pulls their weight. I’ve seen plenty of instances where the deadwood bogs down progress or the unenthused brings down morale.
How can you ensure that your small business has everyone working in harmony? Here are some suggestions:
- Clearly state your company’s mission: You may strive to be a good corporate citizen or design new ways to solve problems, or provide outstanding service. Make sure every employee knows the company’s mission and how they, as individuals, can contribute.
- Set achievable, realistic goals: It’s not humanly possible to turn out 10,000 apple pies overnight or build five new apartment towers in a week. Of course, we can push the limit when the need arises, but making every priority an emergency will deflate any team.
- Make sure employees match the culture: A quiet, subdued business that works primarily with seniors might not be the ideal environment for an over-the-top, outwardly creative type. Alternatively, a loud dance club wouldn’t be the place for someone who’d prefer a library environment. Seek like-minded people who can connect with you, your employees, and your customers.
- Oh, and have fun: There’s nothing more dismal than a gloomy work environment. You started this business with ambition. Be sure your level of enthusiasm is up – every day – and your team will follow suit.
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