There is great excitement nowadays about going to remote locations for outbound trainings and such, all in the hopes of building a cohesive and a unified group or a set of employees. However experts now suggest that all these expensive endeavours will quite rightly fail if, measures within the organisation is not taken for employee empowerment and motivation.
Everybody within an organisation and its hierarchy talk about team building Singapore and team culture however few take the time to initiatives to create an environment for such an effective set of employees to exist and perform. So if you are trying to create that working culture some suggestions are listed below.
Belonging – if a team culture is to positively impact the bottom line of the company, then individuals have to feel that they are part of a team. They need to feel that their contribution in valued and is important to the overall objectives of the company. This needs to be clearly communicated to employees at all levels and their feedback encouraged and taken in to consideration.
Objectives – nothing spells disaster than your employees not knowing their work goals or overall direction they are to go in. If they are not clear of the organisations expectations of the group, chances are that they will feel aloof and left out. Performance of a group working together strongly depends on each individual knowing what is expected of him or her.
Contribution to company strategy – it is important that the context of the group’s existence is made clear to each individual. They need to know that they are tasked with particular jobs because they contribute to the overall strategy and direction of the organisation.
Motivation and commitment – corporate team bonding elsewhere will not work if, within the workplace an employee does not feel valued or challenged by the work prospects on offer. They need to feel that there are opportunities to grow and improve their skills while working together. Motivation and commitment of individuals will greatly depend on these.
Empowerment – employees working as a unit need to feel that within the overall objectives and expectations of the organisation, they have the freedom to make informed decisions.
Culture – it is paramount that organisational leaders realise that if a team is to thrive and successfully contribute to organisational growth, change within the culture and structure is important. A top down approach is less likely to create motivated team members.
Therefore it is important that organisations create a culture that supports teamwork within an organisation and then invest in extra activities to further strengthen the team bond and relationship.