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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Guest Post: 5 Worst Enemies of Teamwork in Business

Businesses that rank as successful in the marketplace do not happen accidentally. It is usually the continued and sustained observance of certain norms and practices that makes business models prosper. Amongst these is the teamwork factor! The teamwork observable between the boss (the leadership) on the one hand and the employees on the other is highly paramount to attaining market dominance.
Employees and their boss often make it a point of duty they keep to specific rules that make the teamwork a reality. Here, friendliness, effective communication, respect, mutual understanding and unity are very important attributes of an effective teamwork. Teamwork for a business model brings many benefits in progress, market dominance, monetary increase and social impacts for the entire business.
However, the business owner should also watch for intruding enemies of teamwork. There are enemies of teamwork in business practices. These teamwork enemies are discussed below.
1.  Poor communication - Defective communication in the workplace is a big-time reality. For a business to enjoy an optimal progress, make more sales and boost its production level there has got to be good communication amongst team members. Without this, the business might be heading for a close-down. Poor communication is highly detrimental to business growth.
Many times, poor communication can be linked to work-social immaturity, family issues, health concerns, unmet targets, relational frictions on a worker’s part. A member of a team should be ready to communicate issues of frustration with his colleagues or the boss in a healthy, mannerly way. If he does not, the others would just trivialize his symptoms of dissatisfaction.
Bethany Plaza, CEO of Conscientia Corporation relates the story between some of his workers where information sharing was greatly needed to make the work fare better. Alas, one of them was insecure with info-sharing. And this by no little means jeopardized the speed of productivity enjoyed by the company before then. After trying all she could to remove that barrier she had to conclude that letting one of these team workers go serves the enterprise well. This simply tells you that poor communication should not be tolerated, once it is discovered.
2.  Low or no self-confidence – Business relationships that bring about teamwork actually thrive with the level of morale enjoyed by the employees. When there is no morale for work, teamwork cannot be realistically maximized. For example, in remedying specific problems employees come up with varying ideas. It however turns out that worked out ideas of some workers were always being turned down repeatedly, thereby leading to a feeling of rejection. This could lead to a downward slope of self-confidence which may eventually negatively affect the social flow that makes for effective teamwork.
Trust issues are also underpinning areas that counteract teamwork processes. When the members of staff are beginning to feel as though they cannot be trusted either for certain levels of job performances or staked integrity the end return is that their morale becomes dismal. This can cause the enterprise a huge loss.
3.     Unresolved conflicts – On many occasions, businesses do not function the way it is planned, simply because there are unresolved conflicts. Conflicts happen when there is failure to harmonize the differences replete in the workplace. Conflicts happen when there is a marked show of the absence of social and economic justice. Conflicts happen when the leadership turns lukewarm and inconsiderate to the pressing needs of the staff.
This conflict is now further worsened if the boss does not resolve them in time. It may impede the progress of a business. A trapped as against a smooth flow of work is what occurs in the process.  Conflicts oftentimes are inevitable but the readiness of the aggrieved parties to come to a resolution is what is most important.
This development seemed to inform bartender-turned-HR consultant, Laura Macleod’s choice of switching careers from behind ‘serving tables’ to helping companies resolve ensuing conflicts among their employees. This, she detailed, gravely affected the productivity of the employees all the same. Here, the leadership of the team should not just ignore the arising conflicts thinking it would wane away with time. The boss should endeavor to set up some panel that would attend to the controversies and mediate amongst the discontented workers.
4.    Failure to listen to one another – The ability to listen to another makes an individual great and endearing. This cannot be overemphasized in the normal workplace. The attitude of the boss to shove his own ideas down the throat of the workers may on the long run, be very detrimental to the overall success of the company. He should be ready and willing to consider other subordinates’ thought processes relating to company assignments.
And this is greatly achieved through the ability to listen. Therefore, failure to listen can wreck the spirit of a team if not properly dealt with. This is why some companies attempt to take their employees courses on listening skills in order to strengthen the efficiency of customer-company relations and also foster goodwill amongst the members of the operating teams in the organization. 
Examples of enterprises that have recorded tremendous success as a result of listening trait of team members include EssayOnTime, where there’s a smooth flow of ideas among researchers, writers and proofreaders. This is responsible for speedy and convenient execution of multiple projects within shortest possible time. 
5.  Absence of emotional management therapy – Sometimes, provocative speech from clients or terminated contracts could cause imbalance for individuals or a team. The situation could even aggravate especially when there’s lack of emotional management therapy. If such incidence occurs and it’s not addressed duly, it could cause a gradual breakdown in the work system of the firm.
Moreover, top-gear stress levels equally bring about a situation whereby reactive outbursts begin to creep in. Many times, if the leadership of a firm fails to realize the need to manage emotions of the employees, it influences the team badly. This unsightly tendency can be minimized altogether or eliminated if the business deems it fit to organize sessions where it can attend to emotional disorders among its employees.
Every visionary organization is prone to leverage on the benefits of teamwork. But they should constantly keep off the enemies of effective teamwork in operation as highlighted in this article. By doing just that, they would achieve the much-sought business growth and of course, profit.  

About The Author: 
Jacob Dillon is a professional writer and distinctive journalist from Sydney. Being passionate about what he does, Jacob likes to discuss stirring events as well as express his opinion about technological advancements and evolution of society. Find Jacob on Twitter and Facebook.

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