Build Team Spirit
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If you look around the office on employees' desks, typically you will find numerous
photographs of family, friends, pets, and on occasion, a special photograph of a special accomplishment.
To motivate employees and build employee morale, the next time you have a team-building
exercise take a group photo. Have it enlarged and hang it in a highly visible place where the employees and customers can see it.
Wanting to be a part of a team is natural and when employees can see
themselves as a part of a group, proudly displayed for all to see, a strong sense of pride begins to grow.
This same team mentality should always be the frontrunner for employee contests as a way of
teaching employees to depend on each other and celebrate in each other's successes.
An excellent exercise is to divide employees into teams of equal numbers. The teams are strictly for internal purpose
and therefore, they do not need to have anything in common regarding job function. On a rotating basis, have each team come to a weekly meeting with a new "team" idea.
These ideas would include ways to build personally, within the team, and
as a whole within the company. You will be amazed at the outstanding ideas presented, the increased motivation seen in the employees as the things important to them are heard as well as an increase in overall
employee morale within the team and organization.