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Basic Rules For Teamwork

Most of the work is in a team. We never work alone, there is always a partner nearby. So with this scenario it is best to get along and take advantage of the potential of having someone next to you.

You already know that ' two heads think more than one ', and that is the key many times for work to go well and therefore be profitable. If the parts of a watch work all well, the watch will work well. The same thing happens at work. Check out these tips because they can help you improve performance with your classmates.

1. Listen

It seems the most obvious and is the most important. If you work with more people, you have to listen and know how to listen. Because listening is not the same as hearing. Listening is 'process' what we hear, value it and take it into account. And if you're the head of that team, listening is even more important if possible. Listening to solutions are found, incidents are identified, analyzed, contributed. It is, in short, fundamental.

2. Boosts communication

A consequence of the above although it is not the same. Listening is a part of the communication process. The other is the issuance of information, and that must be encouraged. We can't save information, we must share it so that everyone knows and can do their job well. Imagine that in a restaurant, the waiter doesn't transmit what they asked for in the kitchen. It will be impossible for work to go well. Therefore it will be necessary to favor communication channels, encourage them, and for example always have open telephones, emails ready and, above all, availability.

3. Make group decisions

It is very difficult for a group (and more if it is large) to make a decision unanimously. If not, we must reach the maximum possible consensus and that requires time, diplomacy ... and the other two keys that we have given you. Try to make it a decision of the group, not a few or, what would be worse, one.

A laptop helps to be connected to the work team. You can work from anywhere, you'll have greater connectivity thanks to the Bluetooth connection (you can comfortably connect a mobile device without wires) and also avoid peripherals when working.

4. Set a common goal

To reach a common destination, everyone has to row in the same direction. But if one has a direction, another has another, and a third one goes to another place, because in the end each one will end up arriving at a different place. And the important thing is to reach the same destination, although another thing will be to be able to arrive through different paths. By the way, to establish that common objective, it is necessary to make a group decision, with the two magic ingredients: listening and communicating.

5. Create a sense of belonging

Take the example of a nation. Its members feel that they are part of it because of a series of common factors. We are going to move that on a small scale, to a working group. And it is that people need to feel part of something and to create a strong team it is mandatory to develop a common identity. You have to define what identifies your teams, set values ​​and make each member aware of their impact on the team.

6. Identify the roles of each

Let's go back to the example of the clock. Each piece of the clock has to work correctly and that happens by doing its job well, its mission, but knowing what its mission is. A team in which its members don't know what they have to do is a team focused on problems.

7. Effective leadership

In every team there must be a leader, a boss or responsible, let's call it what we want. That person in charge is to assume or make decisions (common, always) but must be part of the machinery. The good leader works, he is not here to look and give orders from his watchtower. It has to go down to the mud.

8. Forget the feelings

There will be times when within your team there will be companions that you don't like. don't worry, it is common, we can not all like each other. You must be able to park your judgments and feelings aside to be able to work in a team, there are things that you can never change, but you can change the way you interact with those people. The objective is to find a way to reach agreements to achieve common objectives.

9. Forget protagonisms

This is closely related to leadership because the ego of the group leader must be left aside because that would create a bad environment. In a team, all the pieces are important because the absence of one would imply that the result would not be the same, it would be worse. The work belongs to all people, even if they work in different areas and don't devote the same time to their task. In this case the way of speaking is very important. The goal is for the team members instead of saying 'my team' to say 'our team'. It is a nuance, but important.

10. Contingency Plan

Like everything, something in this process could go wrong and that is why we should have a 'plan b' ready. It is common that when unexpected problems arise, the team suffers. For this we have to have prepared that 'plan b' that will allow that despite the obstacles that arise, the team will remain compact, focused and motivated.

Tip: One of the best options to present your ideas or reports to your group are tablets. Speed ​​and visual presentations will help convince your team.

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