Working as a team is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging settings that exist. Several factors contribute to this situation, such as cultural differences, personality crash, virtual communication challenges, etc. In order to have a peaceful work environment, the conflict has to be resolved. At least removing the cause of frictions among employees can lead to happier employees and a more productive environment.
By maintaining the communication open and honest with your team, you can promote closeness that can inspire them to approach you with difficult decisions or situations that they might be facing.
Ensuring that promises are kept, if not all the time, at least most of the times, by both, leader and follower. This will strengthen the mutual trust because everyone’s word demonstrates a commitment to what’s being said, in other words, each one says what he or she means and means what he or she says.
Team members need to build trust in each other. Trust is a very important ingredient in any type of relationship. That trust enables individuals to work together, likeminded and unanimous toward a common goal. Relationships that are bound by trust, transcends times and cultures.
Open communication – Holding things in the back of one’s mind hinders communication and can destroy any relationship. Constant open and honest communication where each one has the opportunity to express his or her thoughts, which in turn will enable the partners to understand each other’s motivations, likes, dislikes, and heart.
Being truthful at all times. We live in a world where lies are being justified, even color-coded. This is a situation that happens continually everywhere and at all levels, especially in the business world. It is so vicious that it becomes a habit to the point that people don’t see anything wrong because it has become a standard.
Finally, promoting an environment for creative thinking where individuals are welcomed to freely offer suggestions for improvement or for new ideas open doors for creative thinking. Creative thinking and brainstorming.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie