Imagine working in a company with little to no communication with other employees or managers. Think about the decrease in productivity and morale that would result from such a setup.
Thankfully, the majority of today’s companies are not set up to be independently run. Companies today are typically defined by one thing: COLLABORATION.
Collaboration in the workplace allows team members to come together around a common goal, share ideas, and work together towards the achievement of those goals. Executive leaders should focus on creating a collaborative work environment that not only brings out the best in people but sustains employee motivation long term.
Here are 4 ways to do this:
> Promote “good” stress for better collaboration [Limit hindrance stressors and cultivate an environment where people feel comfortable sharing ideas and working with others.]
> Bridge the introvert-extrovert gap [Do your best to create workspace and workflow processes that are flexible and open-ended for both the introverted and extroverted employee.]
> Change how you think about feedback [Establish open lines of communication so employees and employers can talk about successes and failures.]
> Sometimes, let employees’ minds wander [The brain is said to be most creative when it is in a wandering state. So, plan time for employees to take a day off from the office to boost creativity and team morale.]
When employees engage with their work and with each other, both the people and the company wins.
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