|Author Name:||Joel Garfinkle|
|Date:||Apr 23 2020|
Most C-level executives and top management leaders know that establishing positive relationships with colleagues and building strong teams is necessary to improve work productivity levels and increase profits. Some common management approaches to building a team of relationships include attending team building workshops and hosting corporate events, outings, and parties to encourage camaraderie. Managers often send employees to personal growth seminars in the hopes that they will become better team players.
Although all of the above approaches work to a certain level, smart executives know that the best kind of team building is that which happens every day in the regular work environment.
For example, when Hewlett Packard just started out, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard formulated a system to manage their staff by a method they called “management by walking around.” Each week they would get away from their computers and walk around the office and have a conversation with their team. This simple concept was actually quite brilliant as it gave them a chance to get to know their team members in a way that would not have been possible through meetings or emails.
Here are three ways to build a better company by fostering a work environment conductive to building a strong team of genuine relationships:
As a smart leader, do not ignore the importance of team building when it comes to improving productivity levels. Follow the above tips to nurture strong working relationships to build a team that can handle demanding projects and stay motivated during challenging times.
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