A recent article, 4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships by Matt Straz says that a strong relationship amongst employees helps your business thrive and succeed—employees who get along together, work well together. Teamwork is one of the essential keys to your business productivity and efficiency.
Listed below are some tips to encourage friendships at your workplace in Plug and Play Offices.
- Encourage employees to recognize and appreciate one another.
Employees need to feel secure and confident working with one another to create a more efficient and productive teamwork. When a compliment on a job well done comes from a close team member, it means so much more.
- Create more opportunities for the team to unite/bond.
Schedule and invite your employees to exciting events like a company excursion, volunteer project or just a simple dinner to build rapport (there’s strength in unity). While talking about the work maybe part of the event, leave the actual bonding to the company’s awesome and cheerful people.
- Provide a dedicated social newsfeed.
Create a social platform or a team forum where your staff can share updates, memories and daily activities and experiences. In this manner, your employees can get in touch more easily and they can also use this to share ideas, congratulate one another and make special announcements.
- Eliminate silos with better collaboration initiatives.
Silo mentality in your organization will severely obstruct teamwork from forming, thus it is very important to encourage support and collaboration. Make sure that you assign tasks to the right team. You can utilize digital management tools to help employees stay organized as they collaborate on projects. Ask them to post updates in the task comments to ensure everyone is on the right track.
These tips will help your company build real friendships among employees that can bring the whole company together. Remember, your employees are the backbone of your company and providing them an awesome workspace will make them friendlier and happier. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.
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