Business depends on people and on their relationships. They are the
heart and the soul, the brains and the muscle in our systems.
Successful teams have spirit. " Team Spirit" is cohesive, energizing,
and compelling. It brings everyone together to work toward a common goal.
What can you do as a manager to encourage your team to care about each
other and what they are doing together?
1. Donít hold a grudge against an employee. Forgive and help them learn
from mistakes. This sets a good example for others in your team.
2. Show your team members that you care about them, as people and as
3. Recognise that you need your employees to care about you as well.
4. Caring requires energy, it is a conscious decision you need to make
and carry out each day.
In general, the longer team members work together the more effective
the team becomes. As relationships develop, they contribute to a unified
effort that pulls everyone together in getting the job done. When this
happens it almost becomes second nature for the team to perform at higher
and higher levels.
Through working together employees learn how to become a more
productive unit. They also learn to do more for themselves.
Try to build a sense of community among your employees. It can be a
powerful force that motivates each of them to try a little harder, to be a
little smarter, to do more and to do it better. That feeling of community
is essential in inspiring motivated teamwork.