Teamwork is a magic ingredient. Get it right, and both you and your organization will thrive.
Dysfunctional working relationships can be the downfall of any organization.
When colleagues are at odds with one another, it can lead to stress, disengagement, breakdowns in communication, even sabotage — which in turn can cost the organization in terms of low productivity, bad decision making, poor customer service, and high turnover.
Such problems rarely remain isolated. Negative feelings and behaviors are highly contagious, so it’s important to address them quickly before they spread.
And if your team is a new one, it’s important to get off to the right start.
A smart approach to building your fledgling team will help make the most of the team members’ strengths, ensure everyone is working effectively toward the same goals, and avoid potential problems that can come from lack of trust and clarity.