“People thrive in environments which free them to communicate and work together.” When you have a collaborative team, your employees will feel like they’re part of a bigger cause. Here are some strategies to create an engaged and active team:
Leverage team member strengths.
Empower each of your employees by working with their strengths. Perhaps have your team members take a Myers-Briggs personality test, and share results so everyone can get to know each other. Employees can have a better idea of who to go to for specific requests based on strengths.
Foster cohesion between team members.
When each team member is included in large decisions, success follows. Inclusion encourages employees to understand the significance of their role, which results in better performance. Perhaps coordinate daily team huddles so everyone understands their respective objectives and responsibilities.
Successful teams are ones that can brainstorm “and question the status quo in a open and non-judgmental environment.” Instilling a “can-do” attitude in your employees influences them to exceed expectations. And of course, continuously ask for their feedback. When they feel more connected to you, they’ll perform more creatively.