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Better teamwork improves success


March 18, 2013
Are your employees working well as a team? Do they support each other even though they may have entirely different responsibilities? When problems arise, do they band together to find a solution?

Running a small business requires that you manage your team, and creating better teamwork can provide more effectiveness and efficiency in your operations.

Teamwork involves different people and groups, in all facets of your business, to work together to reach common goals.

The benefits of teamwork include increased efficiency, financial savings, innovation and improved morale. Teamwork can also help your small business solve problems quicker.

By bringing together employees from different functions, issues or bottlenecks can be ironed out more easily.

To create better teamwork, make sure there is clarity on what the team wants to achieve. This can include short- and long-term goals as well as the objectives of a specific project or initiative. Two-way communications, the willingness to learn from each other and creating an environment where all team members feel that they can add value is also important.

Henry Ford once said, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

To put it simply, teams don't work without teamwork. Make it a priority to improve teamwork in your small business.

Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Simply Sales in Alpharetta, Ga. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 30 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners. Office: 770-663-4681, web: www.simplysalesllc.com
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