Creating a Positive Work Environment

It’s important to make sure your entire team feels encouraged, accepted, and happy. When they experience a positive work environment, they become more motivated and perform better. Take time to create a workplace that results in dedicated performances by your employees. Nurture your team using these tips:
  1.  Ask your team members what their immediate goals are.  Find out their project interests as well as their career objectives.
  2. Communicate “in person” not through email or text messages. People respond well to the real thing.
  3. Give their work a sense of purpose.  Show your appreciation by complimenting your team members.  Or simply say “thank you” for a job completed.
  4. Don’t always stick to protocol.  Listen to what your team members have to say. Take their ideas seriously, as they may view a more productively way to carry out a project.
  5. When delegating, trust your team members.  Let go and let them own the task you give them.  Letting them make decisions also communicates trust.
  6. Allow time for fun. Have some laughs over topics that have nothing to do with work.
  7.  A well-connected team often results in respect and acceptance. Collaboration helps everyone work toward the same goals.
Remember, everyone plays an important role in making sure the workplace environment is positive. PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Marketing & Sales Teams Should Work Together

Marketing teams answer questions and guide the customers through every point in the purchase process.  They alleviate customer concerns and fulfill customer needs.  But sales teams typically outnumber marketing team by a wide margin, and are usually considered an “expense” when sales teams are considered “revenue.” For a business to be successful, it’s important to have these two teams work together, even though they are two very different pieces of the puzzle. Here are a few things to consider… Establish a clear vision for your marketing team.  Make sure there is clarity and understanding when it comes to their responsibilities..  Leverage marketers to achieve increased sales by presenting the marketing team as thought leaders and problem solvers. Sales teams can produce better revenue growth when they engage with their marketing teams. It’s not uncommon for the marketing team to have very little knowledge of the sales process, and for the sales team to have very little knowledge of the effort it takes the marketing team to generate leads for them.  So, by having the two teams work together, they can learn how to attract the right clients, address problems on both sides, and maintain a competitive edge in the market. PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Talent Management and Collaboration in the Workplace

If your team effectively utilizes everyone’s talents and ideas, then they can be very productive when it comes to team projects.  Good leadership is important to ensure your team reaches their goals without (or with very little) conflict. Apply the following 6 principles so you can recognize and understand each member of your team and to utilize their talents for positive and effective project outcomes:
  1. Know your team members – get to know each individual so you can learn their passion and their talents.
  2. Maintain communication – team members are more likely to engage in their work if they receive regular communication from their leader.
  3. Set performance goals – employees are more motivated when they have specific goals to reach.
  4. Delegate tasks more effectively – since you took the time to get to know your team members, utilize their strengths when delegating for projects.
  5. Make them accountable – provide weekly check-ins to keep team members on task.
  6. Provide positive feedback – people respond positively when they are acknowledged for their efforts.
Leadership is about recognizing various personalities within a team and using those strengths to facilitate the best outcomes! PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Effective Change Leadership

Often change in leadership is necessary for business growth. But, it’s hard to get employees on board.  Employee resistance and lack of engagement sometimes deter new directions for businesses. Management is about control and maintenance.  Change leadership is about empowering people.  It’s important to help employees realize that changes in leadership can be a positive thing. Here are a few tips for effective change leadership:
  1. Communicate Properly:  Make sure all employees know, in advance, what is changing.  Perhaps adopt a more efficient communication system to accomplish this.
  2. Answer Questions:  Employees want to know what is changing, how these changes are going to occur, and what’s in it for them.  Make sure you present the company’s vision when answering these questions.
  3. Don’t Avoid the Unknown:  It’s alright to step outside your comfort zone. Encourage your employees to embrace change. Teach them not to avoid the unknown.
  4. Be Committed:  Build trust in your employees and be committed to the changes. They won’t commit unless you do.  They need to trust that you can (and will) change before they feel comfortable to do it themselves.
Create a strong and more collaborate culture.  Change is good when everyone is on board. It can turn into success if managed effectively. PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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