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Sometimes it’s the simple things…

April 27th, 2018 by Jaime Johnson | No Responses

When building a team of engaged and motivated employees this phrase stands true.

You hear and read about the importance of engagement and all its benefits to the organisation’s bottom line, but you simply don’t know where to start.

Here are our favourite ideas for engaging and motiving employees – which are simple to implement and effective and, more importantly, that your team will appreciate:

1. Make work fun
Getting the balance right is important – work shouldn’t be entirely monotonous and routine. It’s disheartening to come to work at a place where you’re just working. To encourage fun at work, have some fun yourself. If people see you having some fun, they know that they’re allowed to too.

More formally, you can organise team-building activities or an event. Find ways to get the team to get together outside of work. This will give people something to look forward to, such as a BBQ or a breakfast/ lunch where you take a break as a … read more »

Smells Like Team Spirit

July 23rd, 2015 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

As the team at The Survey Initiative continues to grow along with the business itself, I wanted to revisit the benefits of having great team spirit and collaborative teamwork.

Despite there still being a ‘me-first’ culture where teamwork is seen as a hindrance to individual success, teamwork has been and will continue to be the key to growth and innovation for the future.

So here are just a few benefits of having a team that is working collaboratively and cohesively together.

  • Improves performance:
  • Leaving people to deal with tasks that are beyond their capabilities can lead to a less productive workforce.  Sharing tasks amongst team members and allowing individuals to concentrate on the skills they know they can do best will lead to work produced to a much higher quality and standard.

  • Increases efficiency:
  • Every individual has specialties, and collaborative environment allows each person to focus on what he or she … read more »

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