LABOR MANAGEMENT - TEAMWORK
Let your employees know that they are
part of a team. Assure them that each individual's efforts contribute to the team's success
and financial well-being of your business.
There is a certain amount of interdependence
required of all employees. Although each individual is required to perform to his/her
best ability, it's the total performance that determines success or failure.
In order to improve the spirit of teamwork
in your organization, underscore how each individual must depend upon the work of others
for overall success. Don't overlook your employees as a source of information to improve
teamwork. Your employees see you in all situations and are the object of your efforts.
Be open to feedback and have the flexibility to change if there's a better alternative.
Teams either pull together or pull apart.
When a team pulls apart, conflict and dissension can undermine self-confidence, disrupt
concentration and interfere with individual performance. You need key players who will
look after your interests. The following will help you get your team to pull together:
- Help your employees see the consequences
of pulling apart - poor individual and team performances, unhappiness, conflict, etc.
Then tell them how pulling together will help the team be more successful.
- Hold each individual responsible
for promoting this pulling together attitude by supporting and encouraging co-workers.
- Set goals and encourage all employees
to work toward achieving these goals.
Empower others through teamwork. Don't
be afraid of delegating responsibility to others. If you've followed proper hiring methods,
you should have confidence in the individuals you choose to delegate responsibility to.
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Management 101 2002
field of Business Management encompasses many activities that influence
the profitability of your company either directly or indirectly. Many
of these activities are interlinked one to the other making separation
of individual activities a bit difficult. To facilitate your grasp
of the uniqueness of the individual activities of management, this
workbook is divided into the following four general subject areas.
Only topics unique to each subject area are included so that you may
at first develop an understanding of the simpler individual parts.
With a fundamental understanding of these under your belt, the integrated
natur of business management will be easier to internalize, facilitating
a solid understanding of the field of Business Management.
In the course
of developing these workbooks, it was determined that several
topics warrant far greater detail than can be included within
the scope of workbooks of this type. As you go through this series
of Business Management, on occasion youll notice references
to other workbooks in this series. Each of these covers specific
topics in greater detail. These additional workbooks will aid
in your continuing education in the area of Business Management.
1 - Business Management
2 - Financial Management
3 - Job Management - (Project)
4 - Human Asset Management - (Employees)
A master table
of contents is provided at the beginning of this workbook and
each section has its own table of contents for easier referencing
of material. To further aid comprehension, as each topic is covered
the reader is presented with a sheet and a series of questions.
These questions aid in the development of a listing of individual
objectives that lead incrementally to obtainment of your goal
of improving your business management abilities.