Tips for Effective Teamwork in the Workplace

Adriana Girdler

How not to let a lack of teamwork hold your team back from success! Have you ever experienced a lack of effective teamwork that really …

How not to let a lack of teamwork hold your team back from success!

Have you ever experienced a lack of effective teamwork that really starts to drag down your team at work? Not only does a lack of teamwork impact relationships, it also has a huge negative impact on your team’s overall success.

So, what do you do if your team isn’t working together effectively?

  1. Share the spotlight and celebrate

People need to get the recognition they deserve for the great work that they’re doing. It’s demotivating when you’re putting a lot of hard work and energy into something, but nobody recognizes it.

Whether you’re leading the team or you’re simply a team member, you can make a point of recognizing when others are doing good work and celebrating milestones.

Even if it’s just a simple email or comment, it makes all the difference when everyone begins to recognize the positive things that are happening.

  1. Project Management tools

Projects are all about your team and how they perform. If you want an effective team, you need to start adopting project management techniques and tools to help you!

You don’t necessarily need to be in a project to use project management tools. Project management tools, techniques, and skills can be implemented effectively on a variety of tasks.

For example, you can use a scope template for any team initiative to highlight some important aspects of what you’re doing in order to make it clearer and more focused. This helps your team become more effective because they’re not left guessing at what has to be delivered; rather, it’s all clearly laid out.

  1. More tips for effective teamwork

If you want your team to work together effectively, you’ll really benefit from the rest of my tips on effective teamwork. To hear those tips in detail, head over to YouTube with me and we’ll keep talking about this on my latest video!

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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