Teamwork is one of the most powerful forces in any modern workplace. When it works, it’s a beautiful thing. Trouble is, while a united, company-wide approach to business is a proven success driver for senior managers and HR departments – delivering benefits everywhere from innovation and creativity, to efficiency and ROI – it can be tricky to facilitate for a whole range of reasons.
Team building in a modern workplace
The growing reliance on external contractors and specialists is one major complication, with each person bringing their own culture, processes, motivations and politics to the wider team dynamic. Modern managers have a delicate role to play here, providing a conduit between these often disparate parties to keep things on track. It’s quite a skill, akin to international diplomacy at times. Sometimes it works out, sometimes. . .