Did you ever notice how some businesses have awesome people, those who are committed to customers and each other? It shows in everything they do. They go out of their way to help. And look for ways to improve themselves and those around them. These employees are quite simply worth their weight in gold. And what a difference it makes for YOU, the business owner!
Team Building Secret
So what’s their team-building secret? It’s not about paying them a lot of money, but do pay them what they are worth. It’s not about giving them weeks of paid vacation – although paid time off is always appreciated. You may be surprised to learn that two of the best ways to build a strong team costs you very little.
#1 – Get Them Engaged.
Consider the words of Vince Lombardi, “Individual commitment to a group effort is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work and a civilization work.” Individual commitment comes from participation and understanding. The more involved your team is, the more committed they are to its success. And since some of the best ideas for business growth and improvement come from employees, it’s time to get them engaged. Then everyone wins!
#2 – Show Appreciation.
As human beings, we want recognition and need to feel appreciated. It’s natural. In April we celebrate employees with employee appreciation day. But what do you do the other 51 weeks in the year? Again, it’s not about money. Yes, token gifts or group lunches are nice; but simple things like thank you for a job well done, recognizing them in front of peers and customers, and soliciting their suggestions goes a long way. All it takes is a little forethought and some of your time!
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