The fact of the matter is, a lot of workforces suffer from poor communication, lack of trust, and low engagement – all of which erode the chances of teamwork in the workplace.
But, people still want teamwork. And 3 out of 4 employers consider teamwork ‘very important’. It can just be a bit tricky sometimes. If it isn’t happening naturally, most people are stumped by the challenge to generate it.
The key is to give your team the right conditions to develop and grow. Think about this: if you were trying to create a thriving vegetable patch, you wouldn’t just throw some seeds around and command them to grow – “Hey you, become a carrot. Now!”
You would read the instructions, look at what they need (sunlight, lots of water, time) and provide them with that environment. It’s the same with teamwork; you need to give your team the right conditions to develop and grow.