Top Tips for Building a Productive Work Team


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In order to run a successful business, you need strong people in your team. You need people who are willing to push as hard as you are, to grow your venture. You’re also going to need staff who are always productive and motivated. This can be a hard task in itself. As the business owner, it’s down to you to find those people. To train them up in your business methods and ways. Oh, and to keep them motivated and working hard. Not too much of a challenge then! Here are some top tips to help you do just that.

Finding the Right Staff

You need to start off by finding the right staff in the first place. Picking the wrong kind of people can have a real negative impact on your business. If you’ve never recruited before, then it may seem kind of daunting. Make sure that the job description you put out there is detailed, to attract the right candidates. Spend some time sorting through CVs and conducting telephone or Skype interviews. Then, bring in your favorites for face to face interviews. It may take some time, but it will be worth it when you start with the right staff.


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Training Them Up

You’re next step involves training all of your staff, to work well within your business. Again, you’re probably not a teacher, and so this can seem pretty daunting. It isn’t as hard as it sounds, however. You can send your team on training courses to learn different aspects of your industry if your budget allows for it. Courses such as can teach your members the ins and outs of Scrum. Something which lots of businesses are using nowadays. If you don’t have the funds to send them out for training, you’re going to need to do it yourself. Write everything out and create useful packs they can refer to. Give them one-on-one and team training. The more they know about your business, the better.

Motivating Them

When your new staff members join, chances are they will be somewhat motivated and productive. After all, they have to impress the boss. However, things can rapidly change as they get their feet under the table (or desk). You’ll need to constantly think up new ways to keep them motivated and working hard. This doesn’t mean punishing them every time you see them on Facebook. Always focusing on the negatives will force them out anyway. If you want to push them to do their best, you need to use positive reinforcement. This means rewarding them for when they do well. Providing incentives and bonuses for those who are excelling. Offering new training courses and opportunities for those who want to learn something new. Team nights out and dress down Fridays. There are plenty of ways to keep your staff focused, happy, and profitable.

Putting your first team together may seem like a scary thought. However, once you’re in the swing of things, it will certainly become a lot easier. Watch your business grow with the help of a strong and productive team.