Top Tips for Getting a One Team Spirit with Regionally Disparate Departments
Does your organisation suffer from having too many staff located in a number of different locations? Here are some of our top tips for creating top teams across different geographic locations.
By: Marketing Tom
Make sure everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. Is everyone aware of the business objectives of the Company, its mission statement and how the individuals contribute towards meeting these objectives.
Keep everyone in the loop as to what’s happening within the Company. Inranets are a grea tool for this. If they are negative about the Intranet, make it interesting. Try putting information about events or allow people to sell things on there.
Online Social Networking
One step on from the intranet which can be passive is setting up a company blog. Employees can then post their own articles, podcasts, video profiles of staff in their office – the options are limitless. It all helps to foster community and a sense of ownership
Keep Them Involved
All training should be offered across the company, if practical. Vary the venues so employees get familiar with the offices and staff. Invite staff to visit head office and regional offices, hold familiarisation days. Even induction days could be held at different venues and not just at head office or the office they are to work at. This links back to the first point above.
Make regular visits to the other offices and make a point of talking and engaging all the staff there.
Listen to What People are Saying
They are the experts in that part of the country and know their customers.
Same Terms and Conditions
If you don’t then it will instil a them and us attitude.
Team Development and Social Events
Wherever possible these should not be exclusive to Head Office. Invite everyone as this is a great way for staff to get to know each other.
Keep everyone informed of what’s happening and that means everyone. Not just the chosen few at Head Office.
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