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Addressing Team Building Problems

By Bart Icles

Remember the days when your business was just starting out? It probably all seemed a bit overwhelming at times, because you most likely had to wear different hats at the same time. You were the boss, your own secretary, your own accountant, and your very own marketing division. No doubt that it has crossed your mind that it would be such a relief if you ever grow big and profitable enough to be able to hire people who can do a variety of tasks so you can focus on growing your business.

Fast forward to today, when you’ve grown big enough to have several departments and more than a dozen employees already. It’s probably a huge relief to be able to have the time to focus on generating more businesses and partnerships. But take care that you don’t just focus on that aspect. As your employee base grows, so will the problems that take place among groups of people, and you ignore them at your own risk. It might seem like it’s not very important to get involved in whatever difficulties they all have with one another, but in truth, making sure that everyone enjoys a solid working relationship is a key to your business’s success. If problems with employee relations are not addressed, dissatisfaction grows, and soon you will find that people are leaving your company in droves.

That is why team building is something that you should make sure to foster in your company, whether you are facilitating this yourself or hiring a team building consultant to provide an objective point of view. This will allow everyone to really face what is troubling them and hopefully work out a solution that will benefit all.

Team building will not just give you an idea what a team is and how you should all be working together towards a common goal. It also seeks to address existing problems, and also teach everyone how they could all have a hand in improving relations among all the workers.

Some people have a very reactionary approach towards team building, thinking of it only when the damage has been done and too many people have been unhappy with the company. Even before any problems arise, the moment you have more than five employees, perhaps, then you should consider having a team building seminar. The earlier you acquaint people with the idea that they are indeed one team and that they all have one objective, the better. And you wouldn’t even have to play catch-up in the future anymore, ensuring instead that everyone already has an understanding of their situation.

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