A recently promoted coaching client was surprised to find that her new group of all highly skilled professionals didn’t operate as a team.  Her approach to strengthening teamwork was simple and effective.

1.  During weekly meetings, she had the team identify and discuss the linkage between their various, individual work-streams, as well as broader organizational goals.  Synergies began to emerge.

2.  She instituted a tradition of celebrating birthdays and milestone anniversaries with a card signed by the team.

3.  At the conclusion of significant departmental projects and important personal achievements, she treated the group to lunch.

4.  At least once a quarter, she invited the team out for happy hour.

After months of staying true to the traditions, everyone began to feel more connected to the whole.

Could a few new, simple traditions boost morale in your workplace?

 

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